Act 3 scene 1

Characters: Macbeth,Banquo,Servent and Murderer

Scene set: Macbeth’s Castle.

Summary: Banquo enters alone and explains that Macbeth has all the titles the witches had promised him but he suspects that he had done something wrong in order to get into the position of king. Macbeth enters and the talk with banquo. Banquo then exits and Macbeth presents a speech about how banquo’s knows to much and he should be dealt with in case he speaks. Macbeth then speaks with a murderer about killing Banquo. He goes a long way(more than necessary) about why he should kill Banquo. The Murderer wouldn’t really care who the person his as its his job. This suggests that he is proving to him self why he should kill banquo .

Interesting quotes:”Our fears in Banquo Stick deep, and in his royalty of natureĀ that which would be feared. ‘Tis much he dares,” This quote clearly states that Macbeth is worried and scared of what Banquo knows and he even admits that there is something about him that scares him. He also says that Banquo does take risks and he may tell someone. Later on in the passage he makes references about reasons why hes afraid of Banquo. This of course is proving the relationship between Macbeth and Banquo is very fragile as both are suspicious of each other and they both are worried of each other. This suggests that they their friendship is very on edge and shows that after Macbeth becoming king, his relationships with other people have been deteriorating (including lady Macbeth). This could be because that he has been consumed by the prophecies that the witches have told him and because f this his normal life has been also been deteriorating.


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