Macbeth Act 3 Review
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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
-Banquo is a better man than he
How many men does Macbeth first employ for Banquo's murder?
How does Macbeth convince these men to murder Banquo?
Gives them motive by saying Banquo stripped the property and wronged them.
Whom 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 many murderers appear on the scene?
Who escapes the hands of the murderers?
What is Macbeth's reaction to the news that the murder plot was not totally successful?
He is feels upset, but realizes that he doesn't pose a threat right now.
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?
Whom does Macbeth plan to see again?
Who is blamed for Banquo's death b/c he fled?
Where has Macduff gone? Why?
-England, to pray the king to come to his aid
-to get help to take out Macbeth
Whom does Macbeth tell to be ignorant of the knowledge till "thou applaud the deed"?
Who is Hecate?
Goddess of witchcraft (The Head Witch in Charge)
Hecate is angry for what reason?
The weird sisters consulted with Macbeth without her.
"It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood" is spoken by_____ about _____/
Macbeth; Banquo's ghost
"The worm that's fled" refers to
"Of full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife"
Is said by Macbeth to suggest the horrors of his mind
Banquo fears that Macbeth played ____ to become king.
"Thou hast it now, King, Cawdor, Glamis, all, as the weird women promis'd, And I fear thou play'dst most foully for't"
"We hear our bloody cousins are bestow'd in England and in Ireland, not confessing their cruel parricide, filling their hearers with strange invention"
. "To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus: our fears in Banquo Stick deep, and his royalty of nature reigns that which would be feared"
"Upon my head they plac'd a fruitless crown and put a barren sceptre in my gripe"
"Banquo, thy soul's flight, if it find heaven, must find it out tonight"
"O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! Thou know'st that Banquo and his Fleance lives"
"Be innocent of the knowledge, dearest chuck, till thou applaud the deed. Come, seeling night, Scarf up the tender eye of the pitiful day, And with thy bloody and invisible hand Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond Which keeps me pale!"
"I am in blood Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er"
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