Macbeth Act 3 Layman

Explain the murder of Banquo. Why, how, and the mistakes made with it? Macbeth hires murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance so Macbeth’s unborn children can inherit his throne. However, the 3 murderers kill Banquo and Fleance is able to get away, allowing the potential success of the witches’ prophecy for Banquo.
Banquo has hope that his prophecy will come true because… everything else the witches said has come true
Why does Macbeth most likely questions Banquo about his journey in Act 3 Scene 1? because Macbeth needs information to give to the murderers later
What good quality does Macbeth say that he fears the most in Banquo in Act 3 Scene 1? wise courage
Why do the two murderers agree to carry out Macbeth’s plan in Act 3 Scene 1? Because their difficult lives have made them violent men
In the following lines and side notes in Act 3 Scene 2, what does Macbeth tell Lady Macbeth to do?Macbeth:”So shall I, love,And so I pray you. Let your remembranceApply to Banquo; present him eminence (special attention)Both with eye and tongue: unsafe the while that weMust lave our honors in these flattering streams (falsify our feelings)And make our faces vizards (masks) to our hearts,Disguising what they are.” He tells her to act especially nice and attentive to Banquo
How would you best explain the murder scene in Act 3 Scene 3? Murderers confront Banquo and kill him but fail to kill Fleance
In Act 3 Scene 4, the ghost at dinner causes Macbeth to do what? Macbeth became agitated and upset
Which lines in Act 3 Scene 4 best reveals the weakness in character that is Macbeth’s tragic flaw? “For mine own good,/All causes shall give way.”
In Act 3 Scene 5, which lines from Hecate’s speech foreshadows Macbeth’s downfall in this tragedy? “This night I’ll spend/Unto a dismal and a fatal end.”
Why is Macbeth preparing for war at the end of Act 3? He is preparing for war because Malcolm and Macduff are preparing to fight him.
At the beginning of Act 3, whose murder is Macbeth planning and why? Banquo and his son Fleance, because the witches predicted that Banquo’s heirs would become kings.
What are the feelings of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth when they both reflect on the murder of Duncan? They both are unhappy and disturbed, Lady Macbeth has found no joy in her success. Macbeth is tormented by bad dreams. Both express envy of Duncan, their first murder victim because he is at rest.
Act 3 Scene 4, why can’t Macbeth sit at the banquet table? Because the ghost of Banquo is sitting in his chair.
How does Lady Macbeth explain Macbeth’s behavior at the banquet? She says his ravings are caused by an illness he has suffered since childhood.
How does the banquet end? Lady Macbeth dismisses the guest.
In Act 3 Scene 4, Macbeth regrets that Banquo is absent from the banquet. How is his regret an example of dramatic irony in this tragedy? Macbeth’s regret is an example of dramatic irony in this tragedy because you know that Banquo’s ghost is already at the banquet, although Macbeth has not yet seen it. Also, you know that Macbeth had Banquo murdered earlier in the play.
What are some ways Lady Macbeth tries to shame her husband over his reactions to the ghost in Act 3 Scene 4? 1- She questions his manhood 2- She dismisses his visions as nonsense 3- She says his reactions better fit a woman’s ghost story told by the fire.
What evidence could be cited to support the theory that Lady Macbeth is in control in Act 3? 1- She encourages Macbeth to dismiss Duncan from his mind 2- She encourages Macbeth to show his dinner guests a cheerful face 3- She strives to calm the anxious dinner guests and thinks of an excuse for Macbeth’s behavior immediately 4- She turns on Macbeth to mock his fears and his past visions of the dagger
What evidence could be cited to support the theory that Lady Macbeth has become afraid of what is happening? 1- Her Act 3 Scene 2 soliloquy reveals she feels their joy is only “doubtful” instead of secure, and it would be safer to be the victim than to live as she does. These comments suggests she is afraid of what will happen. 2- She shows anxiety at Macbeth’s hint that he sees Banquo as a danger and discourages his worry. Her reaction suggests that she fears he will commit another murder. 3- When Ross questions Macbeth about what he sees at the banquet, Lady Macbeth stops trying to maintain the banquet. She begs the guests to leave quickly without ceremony, as if she fears Macbeth is beyond her control and will reveal their guilt.

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