Macbeth Act III

Mortal’s chiefest enemy Security
# of gashes in Banquo 20
“Thou hast it now- King, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the Weird Women promised, and I fear thou played’st most foully for ‘t” Banquo to audience (soliloquoy) about Macbeth
“Fail not our feast” Macbeth to Banquo about the feast that night
“Naught’s had, all’s spent, where our desire is got without consent. ‘Tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy” Lady Macbeth to audience (soliloquoy) about not being happy even though they got what they wanted
“We have scorned the snake, not killed it” Macbeth to Lady Macbeth about how he has more things to take care of in order to protect his kingship
“O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! Thou know’st that Banquo and his Fleance lives” Macbeth to Lady Macbeth about killing so Fleance doesn’t take the crown
“Be innocent of knowledge, dearest chuck, till thou applaud the deed” Macbeth to Lady Macbeth about how he wants her conscious to be cleared so he will not tell her his plans but she will be satisfied with the end result
“O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly” Banquo to Fleance about Fleance fleeing and saving himself while Banquo gets killed
“Thou art the best o’ th’ cutthroats, yet he’s good that did the like for Fleance” Macbeth to Murderer about Fleance escaping
“Then comes my fit again” Macbeth (aside) about his hallucinations and fear that Fleance will take crown
“The table’s full” Macbeth to the feast about Banquo’s ghost filling the seat at the table (?)
“O proper stuff! This is the very painting of your fear. This is the air-drawn dagger which you said led you to Duncan” Lady Macbeth to Macbeth about the vision of the ghost caused by his fear [and guilt?]
Blood hath been shed ere now, i’ th’ olden time, ere humane statue purged the gentle weal; too terrible for the ear…the man would die and there was an end. But now they rise again… and push us from our stools” Macbeth to Lady Macbeth about a fear of people coming back from the dead. How do you deal with that?
“What man dare I dare. Approach thou like the rugged Russian tiger… my firm nerves shall never tremble” Macbeth to the Ghost of Banquo (how do you deal with the dead?)
“I pray you, speak not… question enrages him. At once, good night” Lady Macbeth to the feast about covering Macbeth’s “fit”
“I will tomorrow to the Weird Sisters” Macbeth to Lady Macbeth about going to talk to the witches
(rhymes and long quotes) Hecate to another witch about her plans to give Macbeth a false sense of security when he comes to talk to her
“The son of Duncan, lives in the English court…” Lord to Lennox about where they are now (Malcolm)
Macbeth’s new palace In Forres

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