Macbeth info Act 3

Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead? Macbeth thinks that Banquo knows too much and he dosen’t want Banquo’s sons to inherit the throne
What is Macbeth’s plan for killing Banquo and Fleance? Does it work? His plan is to hire murderers. They are successful at killing Banquo, but Fleance escaped.
Macbeth says, “The worm that’s fled Hath nature that in time will venom breed, No teeth for the present.” What does this mean? This refers to the snake (Banquo) who is dead because Fleance is the worm. Fleance is not a threat now, but he may be venomous (revengeful) when he grows.
Who did Macbeth see at the banquet table? the ghost of Banquo
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 is ill and he has been having these fits since he was a boy. She tells the guests to ignore it and that they should continue on with their meal.
Who else was missing from the banquet table (besides Banquo)? Macduff
Macbeth says, “I am in bloods Stepped in so fat that should I wade no more, Returning where as tedious as go o’er.” What does he mean? He is telling Lady Macbeth that killing leads to more killing.
What does Hecate want the witches to do? To trick Macbeth into thinking he is better and above wisdom, grace, fear, death and everything else.
What does Lennox think about Macbeth, Fleance, and Duncan’s sons? Macbeth is shady;
Thou hast is now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, as the weird women promised. And I fear thou play’dst most foully for ‘t Banquo;he is suspicious because Macbeth was told he would be king and now he is. He suspects that Macbeth was involved in “foul play”
To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus- Macbeth; it’s no good to be king if you are worried about your safety constantly
There is none but he whose being I do fear Macbeth; he only fears Banquo because he was there when the witches told them about their predictions about kingship.
For Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind; for them the gracious Duncan have I murdered Macbeth; he might have only killed Duncan for Banquo’s children; he became evil
It is concluded: Banquo, the soul’s flight, if it find heaven, must find it out tonight. Macbeth; telling us Banquo is going to die tonight
Nought’s had, all’s spent, where our desire is got without content: ’tis safer to be that which we destroy than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy. Lady Macbeth; They got what they wanted (Duncan dead) but they are not content. They say it is better to be killed than to live with the anxiety and guilt.
Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done Lady Macbeth; if you can’t fix something, don’t think about it
We have scotched the snake, not killed it Macbeth; after they killed Duncan, they need to finish the job by killing Banquo and Fleance also
O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! Macbeth; his mind is poisoned from all the killing
Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill Macbeth; killing one gives his the hunger to kill again; leads to more bad things
Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake thy gory locks at me. Macbeth; to Banquo’s ghost; the murderers killed him, not Macbeth, Macbeth is not responsible
It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood Macbeth; talking to Lady Macbeth; killing leads to more killing
I am in blood stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er. Macbeth; talking to Lady Macbeth; he’s so deep in the situation that he needs to keep going than to stop or go back
We are yet but young in deed Macbeth; they’ve only just begun
He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear his hopes ‘bove wisdom, grace and fear Hecate; he’s going to get cocky
And you all know security is mortal’s chiefest enemy Hecate; once you become comfortable with something, you let your guard down and it will lead to your downfall

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