Macbeth Act III

1. Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead? He knows that Banquo suspects of him becoming the king. So he is afraid that everything he did is going to benefit to fleance.
2. What is Macbeth’s plan for killing Banquo and Fleance? Does it work? He gets murderers to ambush them. The murderers kill Banquo , but fleance escapes.
3. Macbeth says, “The worm that’s fled Hath nature that in timthe present.” What does that mean? Fleance will be a problem in the future, since he will have children who will become kings.
4. Who did Macbeth see at the banquet table? He saw Banquo’s ghost.
5. How does Lady Macbeth cover for Macbeth at the banquet? What excuses does she give for his wild talk? She tells the guests that he often has these fits, that those who know him well have learned she tells the guests that he often has these fits, that those who know him well have learned to ignore them.
6. Who else was missing from the banquet table? Macduff was missing.
7. Macbeth says, “I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er. What does he mean? There is no going back now. Macbeth is committed to this course of action, whatever terrible things he may yet have to do.
8. What does Hecate want the witches to do? She wants the witches to give Macbeth some visions of false impression, false hopes for his personal safety of his rule, so he will continue on his path of destruction.
9. What does Lennox think about Macbeth, Fleance, and Duncan’s sons? He thinks Macbeth is the “good guy”, Fleance killed Banquo, and Duncan’s sons killed the king.

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