Macbeth Act III

Thou hast it now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, All, as the weird women promised. But i fear thou playst most foully for it Banquo: Banquo is sayinga soliloquy about Macbeth and that he has everything the witches promised but he strongly believes he did the wrong thing to get the crown. Saying how he playst most foully for it relates back to the quote in the beginning “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” Macbeth tries to comer his darkness and seem ‘fair’but Banqup sees through the mask. This shows how Banquo changes from being loyal to Macbeth to being cynical and suspicious of him.
Let every man be master of his time, till seven at night Has control of time now and at first wanted to push time forward and go back in time. This shows the change in Macbeth
To be thus is nothing but to be safely thus Macbeth is saying that being king is nothing if he is not safe. this shows the paranoia that Macbeth feels and shows how he will just keep killing in order to try and fight fate and keep his crown.
Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown and put a barren scepter in my gripe Macbeth is saying that he has a a fruitless crown meaning he has no children to carry on the crown and that he is holding a barren scepter. The scepter is a symbol of kingship and the word barren can refer to his wife and her inability to have children or it can be that Macbeth is the one who is impotent and cannot have children.
agriculture/growing motif “The seeds of Banquo’s kings”- Banquos seeds will grow into James I. “I will advise you where to plant yourselves”
quotes showing change in macbeth “Ay, in the catalogue ye go for men”Taking charge. Working alone.
“Nought’s had, all’s spent, where our desire is got without content” Spent everything yet gained nothing, still not happy with all they have.
“Tis safer to be that which which we destroy…” It is better to be the one who is murdered than to be the killer and tormented with anxiety
“we have scotched the snake, not killed it” the snake symbolizes danger and Macbeth is saying that they have only rid a small amount of the danger but they still have a lot to go until they feel safe. This shows how Macbeth can not rest and has to keep killing in order to protect his crown.
“And make our faces vizards to our hearts” Shows the theme of appearance vs. reality. They will put on happy faces to hide what they have done and not let anyone see their darkness that’s inside.
“O’, full of scorpions is my mind” sccorpions have poison. He is losing his mind, goodness, and morality
“Be innocent of the knowledge dearest Chuck” Macbeth is saying not to worry and that he has everything under control, he plans to kill Duncan but he is making the plans instead of Lady Macbeth which shows how much Macbeth has changed since the last 2 Acts.
Why does Macbeth rhyme? He is so evil and his morals are so low to the point that he is not human
“Fly good Fleance, Fly, fly, fly” Birds can fly and go away from human world, Fleance and his innocence can eescape and is better than all the rest.
“The worm that’s fled hath nature that in time will venom breed” Macbeth says this. The worm is Fleance who is supposed to take the crown from Macbeth and have a long line of kings. Macbeth is saying how although Fleance does not have teeth now and cannot strike, he will grow older and he will strike when he is older.
“Blood will have blood” One murder leads to another
“What is the night” Macbeth asks this to Lady Macbeth, saying that he can not tell whether it is day or night.
Siward Earl of northumberland
The Final Threshold The point of no return. an action that the protagonist realizes he cant go back. “I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more,, returning were as tedious as go o’er” Murdering Duncan was final threshold.
Climax When Fleance escapes because Macbeth is trying to fight against fate but when Fleance escapes, Macbeths plan backfires and the prophecy can be fulfilled. Through Fleance’s escape, Banquos will have a line of kings, leading to James I
“We are yet but young indeed” Macbeth: there is no heading back now, there is so much left to do. It’s only the beginning.
Subconcious and concious mind Subc. mind goes to places where cons. mind would not. Macbeths subc. and cons. are muddled and his thoughts are turned into action. With the hallucinations it also shows how Macbeths cons. mind is showing his subc. mind.
Crossing the Rubicon There was a law that no Romans should cross the river to France into Rome but Julius Ceasar was in France and need to go to Rome. Took soldiers with him and once broke law he knew he couldn’t go back.
Hecate Goddess of Witchcraft. Saying that the withces have gone too far.
Animal motif “The crow makes wing to the rooky woods” “Kites”(falcoln) “Nights black agents”

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