Macbeth Act 3

Why can Banquo be considered a threat to Macbeth?
The witches said Banquo’s sons will be king, but Macbeth wants his sons and himself to be king.

What are Macbeth’s motives for murdering Banquo?
-Macbeth wants his sons to be king
-Banquo knows of the prophecies

How many men does Macbeth employ for Banquo’s murder?
2

How does Macbeth convince these men to murder Banquo?
Gives them motive by saying Banquo stripped the property.

Who else besides Banquo does Macbeth want to be killed?
Fleance (Banquo’s son)

Is Macbeth still consulting Lady Macbeth concerning the murder? Why or why not?
No, because he wants to keep her in ignorance and out of the murder.

How is Lady Macbeths character changing?
-She is calm and isn’t as concerned about the murders.
-Shows ignorance towards Macbeth.

How many murderers appear on the scene?
3

Who may the third murderer be?
It’s a mystery.

Who escapes the hands of the murderers?
Fleance

What is Macbeth’s reaction to the news that the murder plot was not totally successful?
He is feeling pressure b/c he didn’t kill Fleance.

What occurs at the banquet to upset Macbeth?
-Banquo’s ghost shows up and sits in his seat.
-He’s the only one that can see him.

What excuse does Lady Macbeth make for her husband’s behavior?
He’s had these strange fits since his youth.

Whom does Macbeth fear, partly b/c of his absence at the banquet?
Macduff

Whom does Macbeth plan to see again?
The witches

What is the significance of Scene 5?
-Not written by Shakespeare
-Signify’s adding to the caos of the struggle b/w good & evil

Who is blamed for Banquo’s death b/c he fled?
Fleance

Where has Macduff gone? Why?
-England, to pray the king to come to his aid
-to get help to take out Macbeth

Name 2 quotes showing the unhappiness with Macbeth.
-“His presence at the tyrant’s feast”
-“Mya soon return to this.. our suffering country under a hand accursed”

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