Scene set: Room in the palace,banquet prepared.
Macbeth welcomes and invites his dinner guests to sit down. Murderer enters and tells Macbeth that Banquo has been dealt with but Fleance had escaped. This leads to Macbeth being very worried. Macbeth then gives a toast but sees the tables full. Macbeth then sees the ghost of Banquo and reacts wildly which make him look a little crazy. Lords then exit. Macbeth then wants to see the witches again to know what the future is for him.
Quotes and other analysis:”I had else been perfect,Whole as the marble, founded as the rock,As broad and general as the casing air.But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined” Macbeth’s says tis quote when he finds out that fleance has escaped and on the run. This is a major issue for Macbeth because the witches had said that Banquo’s children will become king as well which means he is not safe as the witches predictions could still come true. Macbeth also says that if the murderers had also killed fleance he would have been safe and out of dangers way. He then says “But now I am cabined, cribbed, confined” This is also another reference on what is going on inside of him and it seems that he feels trapped and restrained. This means that he has lost his freedom that he once had as he now has to carefull what he does otherwise he could be exposed.The witchs had said that he will become king but so far nothing on how he is removed from that place and how it goes into fleances hands. This leads to Macbeth being fearful. This is then proven by this quote from Macbeth”There the grown serpent lies. The worm that’s fled Hath nature that in time will venom breed“