Macbeth Act 3, scene 1

what suspicions does Banquo voice? he suspects that Macbeth killed king duncan
who besides Banquo knows of the witches prophesies? Macbeth
Why does Macbeth question Banquo about his plans? because he suspects he knows something
what doubts does Macbeth have that he says is troubling him? he is king for no reason, all of his royalty will go to Banquo’s son
what does Macbeth tell the murders about Banquo? That he has done them wrong and made their familiarized poor so they should take revenge on him if they are manly enough
According, to macbeth why cant he kill Banquo himself? because they have common friends
who else are the murders going to kill? Fleance
What does Banquo’s soliloquy at the beginning of the act suggest? It shows that he is suspicious of Macbeth, that he is done illegal things to make the witches’ prophecies come true, but it also hopeful now that his prophecies will come true too
What does Lady Macbeth’s line about Ava who being the most important guest suggest? It’s ironic as it shows that if they forget Banquo there will be a flaw in their plan ( as banquo is suspicious) and it foreshadows something happening to him
Paraphrase: he chid the sisters when first they out the name of king upon me and bade them speak to him. Then prophet-like they hailed him father to a line of kings He scolded the witches when they first called me by the name of King, and demanded that they speak to him. Then prophet like they declared him father to line of kings.
Meaning of Macbeth’s line “at in the catalogue ye go for men, as hounds…” Yes in a casual list you pass for men, just as hounds, greyhounds, mongrels etc showing that the murderers aren’t men until they do this deed that distinguished them from the lowest form of man. Shows Macbeth is manipulative, change of roles between Lady and Macbeth
What does Macbeth soliloquy suggest about banquo? He feels anger and fear as banquo is a threat and therefore he does not enjoy kinship. He thinks banquo is smarter.

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