Macbeth Act III

Sc.1, lines 1-10: what specific dialogue supports the idea that Banquo is hopeful about the the prediction of the weird women? The dialogue that supports Banquo hope is when he states” Now you have it all, your the king, the thane of/ Cawdor, and the thane of Glamis, just like the/weird women promised you (1-3), this goes to show that he has hope
Sc.1, Line 3: Consider what you have learned about Banquo’s suspicions about Macbeth. Identify and explain Banquo’s tone as he addresses Macbeth. His tone is angry and upset when he addresses Macbeth because he stated,”He cheated to win”(1. i. 3-4), which foreshadows that he thinks he was the one who killed Duncan to become king.
Sc.1, Lines 15-18: Explain what double meaning might be intended by Banquo’s that his “duties/ Are with indissoluble tie/ Forever knit.” When he talks about duties, talks about how he is willing to help Macbeth due to his respect. However, Macbeth may have done something terrible in order to become king so, he could be saying that his duty is to stop Macbeth from committing crimes.
Sc.1, Lines 29-71: What is an example of irony in Macbeth’s dialogue in lines 29-35? It is a dramatic type of irony because Macbeth claims that Malcolm and Donalbain are the murderers of Duncan and not confessing to their crime even though Macbeth killed Duncan.
Sc. 1, lines 29-27: What evidence in Macbeth’s soliloquy (lines 47-71) explains of Banquo? What is revealed about Macbeth’s character? “I’m very afraid of Banquo. There’s something noble about him that makes me fear him.” Macbeth fears Banquo and his potential to catch onto him. Banquo is the only man that he fears. He says Banquo has a “noble” personality. Also the prophecy reveals that Macbeth will not have children that are but Banquo will. This reveals that Macbeth may be unsure of himself a king
What doubts does Macbeth say is troubling him? Macbeth believes banquo is threat to his throne, and does not want Banquo’s children to be handed the throne after damaging his own conscious to get there.
SSc.1 Lines 65-71: What theme is developed in these lines? The theme developed in lines 65-71, it shows that Macbeth has complete disbelief in hope. Macbeth states in line 70, ” Put in the vessel of peace.” It also shows that he very stubborn and his mind is not easily changed. The overall theme is sadness and grief, because of the confusion and guilt he has that he killed the king.
Sc. 1, Lines 71-104: Explain how the stage directions and dialogue further the action of the play. Compare the nature of the First Murderer’s dialogue to Macbeth’s. Macbeth’s dialogue differs from the First Murderer’s; Macbeth speaks poorly of Banquo and is fearful of his prophecy. The First Murderer is hesitant to listen to Macbeth when he is trying to convince him of Banquo’s wrong doings, but ultimately believes Macbeth’s statements.
How does the planning of this murder differ from the planning of Duncan’s murder? How does the change signal a change in Macbeth’s character, a deepening of his tragic flaw? Macbeth hires others to murder Banquo rather than doing it trying to convince the murderers that Banquo has done them wrong. he tries persuade them, he is slowly starting to believe himself that his once loved friend. While Macbeth and Banquo were close friends Duncan however towever the once the shift power occurred, Macbeth’s friendship with Banquo was diminished.His ambition is fueled once he believes Banquo and his children are threats.
According to Macbeth, why does he himself not Kill Banquo? (Lines 130-138) According to Macbeth, he does not kill Banquo himself because he doesn’t feel like that is a true act of who he is. He also feels it isn’t true to God because he already states in the text how badly he feels about his lines 135- 140, Macbeth explains that him and Banquo share the same friends and will start to connect the dots, so that is the final reason he doesn’t kill Banquo himself.
Sc. 1, Lines 133-136: Examine Macbeth’s dialogue and explain the reason Macbeth gives for ordering Fleance killed in these lines. Explain the real reason Macbeth wants Fleance dead Macbeth’s orders for killing fleance is based off of the fact that Banquo has made the murderers lives terrible and that Fleance is as much as a threat to them as Banquo, but it is truly based off the fact that prophecy said Banquo’s sons will become kings, so Macbeth would have to eliminate the sons before they could take his throne.
In scene 2, lines 11-27: What animal imagery does Macbeth use? What does he mean by “scorched the snake, not killed it”? In what way is the image of the snake ironic, coming from Macbeth? Macbeth compares other threats to his throne to a snake. They got rid of Duncan by killing him, however, they still are threatened by Banquo and Fleance. He is talking about how they must now get rid of them, too (due to the witches’ prophecy for Banquo). Macbeth: “Thou know’st that Banquo, and his Fleance, lives.” Lady Macbeth: “But in them nature’s copy’s not eterne” (I. ii. 39-40). It is ironic that that he is comparing other people to a snake because he is the actual snake by being shady and sneakily planning killing people
2) In lines 18-28, from “affliction” does Macbeth suffer? Note the difference in Lady Macbeth’s claim and from which he actually suffers in your answer. Macbeth is struggling from restless sleep and being in fear of being caught all of the time. Macbeth: “Ere we eat our meal in fear, and sleep in the affliction of these terrible dreams that shake us nightly” (II. ii. 20-22). Lady he is overreacting and that he just needs to stop worrying. She basically tells him that he cannot change what happened and he cannot bring Duncan back to life so he should stop thinking about it. Lady Macbeth: “Using those thoughts which should indeed have died with them think on? Things without all remedy should be without regard. What’s done is done” (IlI. ii. 12-14).
Explain how Macbeth describes the ending of the day. Cite which words describe the images of predator and prey. What does “black agents” refer to? Macbeth says that Lady Macbeth and himself need to acting deceiving and very welcoming towards Banquo and Fleance and then kill them. Macbeth: Good things of day begin to droop and drowse: whiles night’s black agents to their preys do rouse” (II. ii. 54-55)
What instructions does Macbeth give Lady Macbeth with regard to speaking about Banquo? Which phrase suggests they should hide their true feelings? What does Lady Macbeth’s comment in line 34 tell the reader about the difference between Macbeth’s words and the way he might be acting? Macbeth tells lady Macbeth that “And make our faces vizard to hearts, disguising what they are”(II. ii. 36-37). Macbeth means by this that they must act kind to Banquo and treat him well, even though they are planning on killing him. Macbeth saying these words rather than Lady Macbeth represents power in the relationship.
line 39, lady Macbeth says, leave this.” What does she mean? When Lady Macbeth says , “You must leave this” (IlI. ii. 39), she means that Macbeth has to stop talking like this and being nervous about various threats to his throne.
Sc. 2, Lines 51-52: Explain how Macbeth describes the ending of day. Which words describe the images of predator and prey? What might “black agents” refer to? How does the imagery contribute to the overall mood of Scene 2? Macbeth states that “Light thickens, and the crow makes wings to th’ rooky wood” (III. ii. 52-53). By black agents Macbeth is referring to the predators that hunt their prey at night. The imagery in this contributes to the overall mood by making the mood more eerie and creepy.
7) What is the meaning of Lady Macbeth’s saying: “Naught’s had, all’s spent,/Where our desire is got without content”? If you get what you want and you’re still not happy, you’ve spent everything and gained nothing. She is talking about how if Macbeth is still not happy now that he is king even though he risked a lot to get there then it was not worth it (Il. ii. 6-7)
8) Examine Macbeth’s dialogue and explain the reason Macbeth gives for ordering Fleance killed in lines 33-36. Macbeth says that Lady Macbeth should flatter Banquo and Fleance because they are potentially dangerous. Banquo may know that Macbeth is the one who killed Duncan and he may also have ambition to kill Macbeth so the witches prophecy will become true (ii)
How is the planning of Banquo’s murder quite different from that of Duncan’s? Cite text evidence from scenes i and ii For Duncan’s murder Macbeth was pressured into it by Lady Macbeth and he commited the crime himself. For the murders of Banquo and Fleance Macbeth took it upon himself to hire someone to commit the murders for without even consulting Lady Macbeth (I v. 56-61) (. i. 14)(i. 47-48)
1. What does act llI., scene iii. suggest about the elfui effects of evil on evildoers? Act II., scene ili really affects Macbeth because he was good and a true hero in the beginning, but he is evil tragic hero He knows he should stop because a lot of people are telling him to, but since he already is an evildoer, everything he does him gain more power and he feels confident in it, therefore, he keeps on doing bad things. (such as knowing about Banquo’s murder)
escapes from the murderers? At what cost? How is this a turning point in the play? Fleance escapes from the murderers. The cost is Banquo’s life. He is sacrificing his life for his son, Fleance. This is the turning point of the play because they now know that Macbeth is behind Banquo’s murder
3. Banquo’s final words are “Oh, treachery! Flee, good Fleance! Flee, Flee, Flee! You must seek revenge!” What do Banquo’s final words reveal about him? Banquo’s finals words reveal that he is very selfless and cares about others more than himself even when dying. Banquo’s selflessness is supported by when Banquo yells at his son to leave him and flee so that Fleance may survive, “. Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!”- Banquo (lI. ili. 17)
How would the plot change if both Banquo and Fleance escaped the murders?Explain. The plot would have changed if both Banquo and Fleance would have escaped beacause they would have lived and Macbeth’s plan would have failed completely to kill them both. Plus Fleance would not know what does now about Macbeth.
6a. What happens to the sun and the torch in this scene?How does this develop Macbeth’s theme of darkness? The sun is setting and the torch got put out by the first murders and it made the scene dark developing Macbeth’s reoccuring theme of darkness and death
Explain how this scene demonstrates the theme of fate vs. free will. Macbeth exercises free will when he tries to take matters into his own hands and has Banquo and Fleance killed so the part of the prophecy that states Banquo’s family will eventually be king will never happen, but Fleance escapes and is stil able to possibly become king as the prophecy states.
7a. How does the outcome of the murderers’ efforts relate to the witches’ prophecy about Banquo? The witches’ prophecy about Banquo states that Banquo himself will never be king, but that someone in family line will eventually hold the crown. It is proved to be true that Banquo will never be king because he is now dead. However, Fleance escaped the murderers and is still alive, so the prophecy can still be true.
What do you believe to be the climax of Act III? The climax of Act IlII is when Fleance escapes because the prophecy could have been broken that Banquo’s offspring will become king. Also, Fleance fleeing (Shakespeare III i. 17-19) could also determine the outcome of the rest of the play. This will also be a problem for Macbeth because he does not know where Fleance is and now he has information about Duncan’s murder.
7c. The third murderer claims that MacBeth sent him to help with the deed, but who else could have sent the man? Macduff, Banquo, or Malcolm and Donalbain could have sent the third murderer. Macduff and Banquo could have sent him because they were jealous of Macbeth and were suspicious of him. However, Lady Macbeth most likely sent the third murderer to reassure that the dead will be done. Like throughout the play, Lady Macbeth is more greedy and ambitious than Macbeth when it comes to getting the crown
SCENE 4 LINES 9-23 : WHAT EVIDENCE IN MACBETH’S CONVERSATION WITH THE MURDERER IN THESE LINES REVEALS MACBETH’S ABRUPT CHANGE IN TONE AND ATTITUDE REGARDING THE EVENTS SURROUNDING BANQUO’S MURDER. He was extremely worried as the reader can tell from the switch of tone. The reader knows the Macbeth must know if Banquo and his son are dead in order for him to keep the crown safe. In lines 10-13, Macbeth is speaking with the lord’s and sees murderer 1, as he speaks he gravitates over to speak with the murderer about the blood on his face and the: other news
QUESTION WHICH SENTENCESARE SPOKEN AS AN ASIDE? HOW CAN YOU TELL WHERE THE ASIDE BEGINS ENDS? ALSO, DISCUSS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ASIDE Answer: Macbeth, as you can tell from his speech, was worried o seeing the murderer as he came to the door. He knows that Banquo was suspicious of him which made him a threat. Knowing that he was dead, gave relief to him, until knowing that Fleance escaped. With eance being alive, there is still threat for him. The aside enefits the reader by allowing the reader to gain needed information that the other characters can not have. With this info, the reader can further understand the plot.
Predict what may happen in the next act of the play. Cite specific examples of foreshadowing to demonstrate what lead you to your prediction. think someone may attempt to kill Macbeth, or war will start: think Macduff might win the war, and I also think that he will take the crown next, since everyone likes him and is depending on him. “And this report hath so exasperated the king that he prepares for attempt of w37-39) “May soon return to his our suffering country under a hand accursed (IIvi.49-50)
Explain what life in Scotland under Macbeth has been like, and how some noblemen plan to put to Macbeth’s rule. Cite text evidence. There has been no peace. There’s also been violent murders. They plan to put an end to his role by having Macduff form an alliance with the people of Northumberland and their lord. “Thither Macduff is gone to pray the holy king upon wake Northumberland and warlike Siward, that by help of these- with him above to ratify the work-we may again give to our tables meat, sleep to our nights, free from our feasts and banquets bloody knives, do faithful homage and receive free honors (I.iv.29-36)
Macduff does not appear at Where is he, and why? He’s in the English court because he’s asking King Edward for help forming an alliance to free Scotland from Macbeth. Thither Macduff is gone to pray the holy King upon aid to wake Northumberland and warlike Siward (iv.29-31)
What opinion do Lennox and the other thanes hold of Macbeth? Lennox, at the end of scene six, believes that their country needs freed from Macbeth. The Lord also agrees with Lennox. In lines 48-50 Lennox says to Lord, His message ere he come, that a swift blessing may soon return to this our suffering country under a hand accursedr” (IlI, iv,). Lennox wants Macduff return to free their country from Macbeth.
Sc. 6, Lines 5-7: What is the specific, literal meaning of the lines “Banquo walked too late” and men must not walk too late”? Also explain the figurative meaning. lines 5-7 Lennox says, ” Was pitied of Macbeth. and the right-valiant Banquo walked too late, whom, you may say. For Fleance fled. Men must not walk too late.” Banquo went out walking too late in the night. Lennox basically thinks no one should go out that late since it is dangerous. The figurative meaning refers back to Scene Il, because they think he caused his own death and did it to himself.
Paraphrase Lennox’s speech. Describe Lennox’s attitude toward Macbeth Lennox is talking about Macbeth being king, to the Lord. Lennox believed that Malcolm and Donalbain fled the castle because they killed their father. At first Lennox thinks Macbeth is loyal to kill the servants, and thinks he handled everything well. Then the Lord slowly convinces Lennox that Macbeth isn’t as great as he seems. Lennox says, “To hear the men deny, So that, I say, he has borne all things well. (lIIiv, 17-18)
What is the setting? What words does Hecate use that establish a particular mood? What are examples of Hecate’s use of rhyme? What is the rhyme scheme? How does this rhyme scheme a departure from the usual iambic pentameter, affect of the passage? The setting is a Heath. Hecate uses Acheron(River of hell), death,fatal end, and fear to set a abominable mood. The rhyme scheme is trochaic tetrameter(AABB). The word at the end each line rhymes. Some examples include noon,moorn profound,ground,spend,end ect….. The rhyme scheme affects the mood because it adds tensed feeling. Also it’s almost like Hecate’s voice is growing louder by what she is saying
Explain how the paradox “Fair is foul and foul is fair” applies to this scene. The paradox fair is foul shows that what is seen as good is truthfully bad and vice versa. As Hecate goes over the plan to delude Macbeth, she reveals her ways. This quote applies to this scene as Hecate will fool Macbeth into thinking he is greater than fate with illusions by magic spells. His overconfidence (fair) will be his enemy (foul) and the illusion (foul) will appear beneficial (fair).
What does Hecate symbolize? Explain. Hecate symbolizes mystery, deceitfulness, trickery manipulation, and selfishness. She wishes to now take control over Macbeth and “show the glory of our art?” (IlI. v 9) If she gets her way, she will give Macbeth a fatal end, read lines 20-21. Hecate is the Goddess of Witchcraft and gives herself overwhelming amounts of credit. She is capable of magic to confuse and daze others, shows dishonesty and trickery.
2-In Lines 9-23, cite lines that reveal Macbeth’s change and tone regarding the events surrounding Banquo’s murder? -Was never called to bear my, part or show the glory of our art? And which is worse all you have done Hath been,but for a wayward son'(II.v.10-11). Hecate says Macbeth behaves like a spoiled brat, he’s angry and hateful and goes after what he wants till he gets it. In earlier scenes, Macbeth wanted to kill Fleance to secure the throne. The murderer just killed Banquo and not Fleance.
1-What is Hecate’s plan for Macbeth and What does reveal, if anything, about how the play will end? Hecate wants to enchant Macbeth to think his position is secured and assured. Everything the witches told Macbeth(The Prophecy) will be true, but Macbeth will soon get comfortable with the security of being king that it will come back to get him.
Q:MACBETH IS GROWING INCREASINGLY DESPERATE. WHY? HE IS KING, FINALLY..BUT WHAT DOES HE FEAR AT THE SCENE’S END? Macbeth is growing increasingly desperate because he wants to know what’s the worse to come. He is still scared that someone is going to find out he killed Duncan. As well as, “My strange and self-abuse is the initiate fear that wants hard use” shows Macbeth feelings towards someone discovering what he has done (III. iv. 145-150)
Q:MACBETH SAYS HE FEARS NOTHING, EXCEPT THE GHOST. WHY DOES HE FEAR THE GHOST OVER ANYTHING ELSE? WHAT ELSE SHOULD FEAR? He fears nothing but the ghost because it’s another apparition from the witches to mess with his head and fill him with worry. “It will have blood,” Macbeth said to show his anxiety over the ghost (III. iv. 125-130). He should be more worried about someone finding out about ais wrong deeds. Perhaps, Fleance or Duncan’s sons who ran away may know some aspect of what happened
THE GHOST OF BANQUO SITS – IN MACBETH’S SEAT, BUT ONLY MACBETH CAN SEE HIM , ARE WE TO BELIEVE BANQUO ‘S GHOST IS THERE OR THAT MACBETH IS LOSING HIS MIND? Answer:Macbeth is losing his mind because he is ways on edge because he sent two people to urder Banquo. Also another possibility is that the witches sent Banquo’s ghost to haunt him.
QUESTION # 75C . 4 LINES 136-138 WHICH WORDS INDICATE THAT MACBETH HAS GONE TO FAR IN HIS QUEST FOR POWER? WHICH THEME IS BEING DEVELOPED IN THIS SCENE? In lines 136-138 the words that indicate that macbeth has gone to far is how he stated There’s not a one of them but in this house I keep a servant feed.” (III.IV.186-138) By this statement he is explaining how he has a servant paid to spy for him in every lords household. The theme that is being developed is how he has ruthless ambition.

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