Macbeth Acts 3 & 4

The “barren scepter” Macbeth refers to is a symbol implying that he Will have no heirs to the throne
Macbeth says he is disappointed that Banquo is going riding before the feast because He wants to kill him
Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead? He knows they suspect him. He is furious that he has done the work to become king, and Banquo’s descendants will benefit
Macbeth convinces the two murderers to kill Banquo by telling them that Banquo had previously harmed them
What is Lady Macbeth’s role in Macbeth’s plan to kill Banquo and Fleance? She doesn’t know about it.
How do the murderers sent to kill Banquo leave the job incomplete? Banquo’s son, Fleance, escapes
During the feast, Macbeth’s chair is occupied by Banquo’s ghost
Lady Macbeth covers for her husband’s irrational comments by saying He is suffering from a childhood illness and it will pass
During his second visit with the Witches, what is the last piece of information Macbeth demands to know? If Banquo’s sons will be kings
What did the witches show Macbeth? An armed head, a bloody child, a child with a tree, a parade of kings who all look like Banquo

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