Macbeth Act 3 Scene Summaries & Key Quote analysis

ACT 3 SCENE SUMMARIES

ACT III SCENE I

Banquos reflects of the witches prophecy and believes that Macbeth obtained the crown because of the witches

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth arrive

Macbeth pretends that he needs Banquo’s advice on how to deal with Malcolm and Donalbain who are spreading rumours

This leads to Macbeth discovering details of Banquo’s planned journey with his son

Macbeth reveals that he fears Banquo and that he thought of his son becoming king is unacceptable

Macbeth brings in two murders and tells them why he wants Banquo and his son killed

They agree to murder them

ACT III SCENE II

Lady Macbeth wants to speak to her husband before the feats, she is on edge

Macbeth appears and she is angry because he stayed alone he also continued dwelling on their actions even though they agreed not to

Macbeth reveals his fear of Banquo and Fleance to Lady Macbeth

He tells her that he intends to commit another crime

He will not tell her what this crime is but asks for her to praise him once it is done

ACT III SCENE III

The two murderer that Macbeth brought in are joined by another murderer

They wait for Banquo and Fleance so that hey can spring out on them

They manage to kill Banquo but Fleance escapes

The murderers resolve to inform Macbeth of the situation

ACT III SCENE IV

Macbeth welcomes guests to the banquet

The first murderer appears and Macbeth steps aside to speak to him.

The murderer tells Macbeth that Banquo is dead but Fleance…

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