Act 3 Scene Summaries

Act 3

scene one: 

This scene is the scene where Macbeth states his worries. His only fear is that Banquo will prove that he murdered Duncan. He has hired 2 murderers to kill Banquo and his son. While telling the murders what to do he makes an in depth explanation as to why Banquo and his son should be killed and why he can’t do it himself. This shows that he is unsure of his decision. He is almost trying to justify his decision to himself not the murders. 

“Whose loves I may not drop, but wail his fall who struck myself down: and hence it is that I to your assistance do make love, masking the business from the common eye, for sundry weighty reasons.”

scene two: 

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth talk about the present situation; Macbeth is breaking down. He makes it very obvious he is not doing well with the burden of his previous actions. While Macbeth is expressing all this Lady Macbeth is doing her best to calm him down and resolve the problems.

“O! full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife! ”

 

scene three: 

 

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