macbeth act 3 study guide

“I am in blood/Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,/Returning were as tedious as go over.” macbeth to lady macbeth, macbeth is guilty, and there is no way even if he never murders again, he can never go back to the innocent man he once was
What suspicions does Banquo voice? What does he say that lets us know what he suspects? he’s suspicious that macbeth killed duncan”i fear though playdest most foully for it”
Who besides Banquo knows of the witches’ prophecies? lady macbeth and macbeth
Why does Macbeth question Banquo about his plan? he’s plotting ban quo’s murder and he needs to know where ban quo will be
What suspicions does Macbeth harbor? That he is plotting Macbeth’s death so that his children will be kings.
What does Macbeth tell the murderers about Banquo? That Banquo has done them wrong by doing bad things to convince the murderes that they are killing him for a good reason. Banquo is their enemy
According to Macbeth, why does he himself not kill Banquo? bc mutual friends would take sides and divide the country
Who else are the murderers to kill? fleance
What is the meaning of Lady Macbeth’s saying, “Naught’s had, all’s spent,/Where our desire is got without content”? she and macbeth are not any happier now that they have killed to become king and queen
From what affliction does Macbeth suffer? guilt of the murder and terrible dreams
Lady Macbeth says, “You must leave this.” What does she mean? he must get over his guilt
Is Lady Macbeth aware that Macbeth has planned the death of Banquo and Fleance? no
How is the planning of Banquo’s murder different from that of Duncan’s? -macbeth has hired hitmen to do the killing- lady macbeth doesn’t know- he wants it totally away from his castle & with no leads back to him
Who is murdered in this scene 3? banquo
Who escapes? fleance
What is Banquo’s dying request to Fleance? run away and get revenge for his death
What activity opens the scene? murderers come to the banquet at macbeth’s castle to tell him about the murder, they are at a feast at macbeth’s castle
Who joins the assembled group, sitting in Macbeth’s place? ghost of banquo
How does Lady Macbeth explain Macbeth’s reaction? he’s had these fits since he was a child and they will pass in a moment
What is Lady Macbeth’s reaction to Macbeth’s claim of seeing Banquo’s ghost? disregards it and says you’re looking at an empty chair
To what other event in the play is this ghostly appearance similar? the dagger
Why does Lady Macbeth ask everyone to leave? macbeth is talking out loud to the ghost and he’s afraid he will expose his guilt
Who refused the banquet invitation? macduff
What is Macbeth’s plan for the next day? -to check on macduff through his spy- go back to see the witches and make them tell him more
To what does Macbeth attribute his condition? he says it’s not sleep that i need it’s because I’m new to murder
What does Hecate plan to do? to further plot macbeth’s downfall
What is implied in Lennox’s speech at the opening of the scene? he’s suspicious of macbeth
Where has Macduff gone? to england to find malcolm
What does he hope to do? build forces to go up against macbeth
What purpose does this scene 6 serve? summarize the events that happen
Macbeth thinks that his agitation and sleeplessness will lessen in time. Do you believe this will happen? no, he can try and forget what he has done but it will always be there in the back of his mind

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