Macbeth Act 3 (by Jamie Mun)

Thou hast it now–king, Cawdor, Glamis, all As the Weïrd Women promised, and I fear Thou played’st most foully for’t. Yet it was said It should not stand in thy posterity, But that myself should be the root and father Of many kings. If there come truth from them (As upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine) Why, by the verities on thee made food, May they not be my oracles as well, And set me up in hope? But hush, no more. Where: Act 3 Scene 1 (Pg. 81) Who: Banquo When: Banquo enters and is talking to Macbeth. Banquo explains how Macbeth has everything the three witches told them about. He now suspects that Macbeth killed King Duncan in order to become King.
Tonight we hold a solemn supper, sir, And I’ll request your presence. Where: Act 3 Scene 1 (Pg. 81) Who: Macbeth When: Macbeth is talking with Banquo and he asks him to come to his ceremonial banquet.
As far, my lord, as will fill up the time ‘Twixt this and supper. Go not my horse the better, I must become a borrower of the night For a dark hour or twain. Where: Act 3 Scene 1 (Pg. 83)Who: Banquo When: Macbeth and Banquo are discussing about the feast and how far Banquo is going this afternoon. Banquo states it will take him as long as dinner time, unless his horse is faster.
I wish your horses swift and sure of foot,And so I do commend you to their backs.Farewell. Banquo exits. Let every man be master of his time Till seven at night. To make society The sweeter welcome, we will keep ourself Till suppertime alone. While then, God be with you. Lords [and all but Macbeth and a Servant] exit. Where: Act 3 Scene 1 (Pg. 83) Who: Macbeth When: Macbeth and Banquo are talking and Banquo explains that he will be going somewhere with Fleance. Macbeth wishes Banquo that his horses are fast and surefooted.
Well then, now Have you considered of my speeches? Know That it was he, in the times past, which held you So under fortune, which you thought had been Our innocent self. This I made good to you In our last conference, passed in probation with you How you were borne in hand, how crossed, the instruments, Who wrought with them, and all things else that might To half a soul and to a notion crazed Say “Thus did Banquo.” Where: Act 3 Scene 1 (Pg. 87) Who: Macbeth When: Macbeth is speaking to the murderers. He is persuading them that Banquo is an enemy of them and they should not trust him. Macbeth explains that Banquo is responsible for making their lives terrible and how they should believe him because showed them proof and he explained this before.
I am one, my liege, Whom the vile blows and buffets of the worldHath so incensed that I am reckless whatI do to spite the world. Where: Act 3 Scene 1 (Pg. 89)Who: Second MurdererWhen: Macbeth and the murderers are talking about how Banquo is the bad person. The Second Murderer explains how the world doesn’t treat him fairly, so he is upset about it.
And I another So weary with disasters, tugged with fortune, That I would set my life on any chance, To mend it or be rid on ‘t. Where: Act 3 Scene 1 (Pg. 89) Who: First Murderer When: The First Murderer is talking to the Second Murderer and Macbeth. He agrees with the Second Murderer about the world and he states that he’s sick of bad luck.
Both of you Know Banquo was your enemy. Where: Act 3 Scene 1 (Pg. 89) Who: Macbeth When: Macbeth was explaining about how Banquo is a bad person and how the murderers shouldn’t trust him. He keeps telling them Banquo is their enemy in order to make them feel anger so they can kill Banquo.
Your spirits shine through you. Within this hour at mostI will advise you where to plant yourselves,Acquaint you with the perfect spy o’ th’ time,The moment on ‘t; for ‘t must be done tonight,And something from the palace; always thoughtThat I require a clearness. And with him—To leave no rubs nor botches in the work—Fleance, his son, that keeps him company,Whose absence is no less material to meThan is his father’s, must embrace the fateOf that dark hour. Resolve yourselves apart.I’ll come to you anon. Where: Act 3 Scene 1 (Pg. 91)Who: Macbeth When: Macbeth is talking to the murderers and telling them to kill Banquo and Fleance. He also tells them not to leave an evidence or mess behind.
So is he mine; and in such bloody distanceThat every minute of his being thrustsAgainst my near’st of life. And though I couldWith barefaced power sweep him from my sightAnd bid my will avouch it, yet I must not,For certain friends that are both his and mine,Whose loves I may not drop, but wail his fallWho I myself struck down. And thence it is,That I to your assistance do make love,Masking the business from the common eyeFor sundry weighty reasons. Where: Act 3 Scene 1 (Pg. 89)Who: Macbeth When: Macbeth is talking to the murders and telling them that he needs their help. He explains that he doesn’t like Banquo and can get rid of Banquo with his power since he is the King. But he can’t because he has to hide his real plans from the public.
Naught’s had, all’s spent,Where our desire is got without content.’Tis safer to be that which we destroyThan by destruction dwell in doubtful joy. Enter Macbeth.How now, my lord! Why do you keep alone,Of sorriest fancies your companions making,Using those thoughts which should indeed have diedWith them they think on? Things without all remedyShould be without regard. What’s done is done. Where: Act 3 Scene 2 (Pg. 93)Who: Lady MacbethWhen: Lady Macbeth is first talking to herself after the servant leaves. She talks about how it’s better to be a murderer. Then, Macbeth enters and she tells Macbeth to forget about murdering Duncan.
We have scorched the snake, not killed it.She’ll close and be herself whilst our poor maliceRemains in danger of her former tooth.But let the frame of things disjoint, both the worlds suffer,Ere we will eat our meal in fear, and sleepIn the affliction of these terrible dreamsThat shake us nightly. Better be with the dead,Whom we, to gain our peace, have sent to peace,Than on the torture of the mind to lieIn restless ecstasy. Duncan is in his grave.After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well.Treason has done his worst; nor steel nor poison,Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothingCan touch him further. Where: Act 3 Scene 2 (Pg. 93)Who: Macbeth When: Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth to forget about killing Duncan, Macbeth responds by saying that he has been having nightmares and he would rather die than suffer anymore. He explains how Duncan lies in his grave and nothing can hurt him now.
Then stand with us.—The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day.Now spurs the lated traveler apaceTo gain the timely inn, [and] near approachesThe subject of our watch. Where: Act 3 Scene 3 (Pg. 97) Who: First Murderer When: The First Murder is talking to the Second and Third Murderer about how the Third Murderer can stay and join them. They are waiting for Banquo and the first murderer states that Banquo is almost here.
(Within) Give us a light there, ho! Where: Act 3 Scene 3 (Pg. 97)Who: Banquo When: Banquo arrives where the murderers are. He asks for light because it’s dark outside.
O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly! Thou mayst revenge—O slave! Where: Act 3 Scene 3 (Pg. 97) Who: Banquo When: Banquo and Fleance are being attacked by three murderers. But before the murderers can kill Fleance, Banquo tells his son to escape and so, Fleance runs away. Note: This was on the test!!!
See, they encounter thee with their hearts’ thanks.Both sides are even. Here I’ll sit i’ th’ midst.Be large in mirth. Anon we’ll drink a measureThe table round. [He approaches the Murderer.] There’s blood upon thy face. Where: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 99) Who: Macbeth When: Macbeth is talking to the Lords and Lady Macbeth. Then, the Murderer comes in and Macbeth tells him that there’s blood on his face.
‘Tis better thee without than he within. Is he dispatched? Where: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 99)Who: Macbeth When: Macbeth is talking to the Murderer after he killed Banquo. Macbeth states that he would rather she blood on the murderer’s face than, blood in Banquo’s veins (Banquo living). Macbeth also asks if the murderer killed Banquo.
Thou art the best o’ th’ cutthroats:Yet he’s good that did the like for Fleance.If thou didst it, thou art the nonpareil. Where: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg.99) Who: Macbeth When: Macbeth and the Murderer are talking about cutting off Banquo’s throat. Macbeth tells him if the Murderer could cut both Banquo and Fleance’s throats, then he will be the best at cutting throats.
Most royal sir, Fleance is ‘scaped. Where: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 99) Who: Murderer When: Macbeth and the Murderer are discussing about Banquo’s death and the Murderer tells Macbeth that Fleance escaped when they were trying to kill him.
Ay, my good lord. Safe in a ditch he bides,With twenty trenchèd gashes on his head,The least a death to nature. Where: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 101) Who: MurdererWhen: The Murderer explains how they left Banquo’s dead body in the ditch and how he had twenty deep gashes in his head. This is the part where they talk about Banquo and his death. Note: This was on the test!!!
Here had we now our country’s honor roofed,Were the graced person of our Banquo present,Who may I rather challenge for unkindnessThan pity for mischance. Where: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 101) Who: Macbeth When: Macbeth is talking to the guests: Lennox, Ross, and the Lords, during their feast. Macbeth states how Banquo is late and he hopes that Banquo is late because of unkindness not because something unfortunate happened to him.
Here is a placed reserved, sir. Where: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 103)Who: LennoxWhen: During a feast with Macbeth, Roxx, and the Lords. Lennox tells Macbeth to sit down in an empty seat.
Here, my good lord. What is ‘t that moves your Highness? Where: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 103)Who: Lennox When: Lennox asks what’s wrong toward Macbeth during their feast.
Thou canst not say I did it. ever shake Thy gory locks at me. When: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 103) Who: Macbeth When: In the middle of the feast, Macbeth is having hallucinations and he starts talking to Banquo’s ghost. Macbeth tells the ghost that he can’t blame him for his death. Macbeth also demands the ghost not shake his head.
Sit, worthy friends. My lord is often thus And hath been from his youth. Pray you, keep seat. The fit is momentary; upon a thought He will again be well. If much you note him, You shall offend him and extent his passion. Feed and regard him not. [Drawing Macbeth aside] Are you a man? When: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 103) Who: Lady Macbeth When: Lady Macbeth notices that Macbeth is having hallucinations, so she starts calming down the guests at the feast. She tells the guests that her husband has always been like this since he was young and he will calm down soon enough. Lady Macbeth also tells them not to stare at him and to continue eating.
My worthy lord, Your noble friends lack you. When: Act 3 Scene 4 (pg. 105) Who: Lady Macbeth When: Lady Macbeth is talking to Macbeth, telling him that the guests misses his company at the feast.
Avaunt, and quit my sight! Let the earth hide thee. Thy bones are marrowless; thy blood is cold;Thou hast no speculation in those eyes Which thou dost glare with. When: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 107) Who: Macbeth When: Macbeth is telling Banquo’s ghost to go away and leave him alone. He orders the ghost to go back to his grave and don’t stare at him. This happened during the feast where Macbeth hallucinated.
What man dare, I dare. Approach thous like the rugged Russian bear, The armed rhinoceros, or th’ Hyrcan tiger; Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves Shall never tremble. Or be alive again And dare me to the desert with thy sword. If trembling I inhabit then, protest me The baby of a girl. Hence, horrible shadow! Unreal mock’ry, hence! Why so, being gone, I am a man again,—Pray you sit still. When: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 107) Who: Macbeth When: In the feast, Macbeth is hallucinating and he is talking to Banquo’s ghost. He tells the ghost that he won’t be afraid of him if he come to him in any shape other a ghost. Then, he shouts at the ghost to get out and the ghost finally leaves.
You have displaced the mirth, broke the good meeting With most admired disorder When: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 104) Who: Lady Macbeth When: Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth that he ruined the whole atmosphere and feast because he was making a show out of himself.
I pray you, speak not. He grows worse and worse. Question enrages him. At once, good night. Stand not upon the order of your going, But go at once. When: Act 3 Scene 4 (Pg. 1) Who: Lady Macbeth When: She’s telling the guests: Lennox, Ross, and the Lords, in the feast, not to talk to Macbeth because it’s making him worse. After that, Lady Macbeth asks them to leave right away.
The [son] of Duncan (From whom this tyrant holds the due of birth) Lives in the English court and is received Of the most pious Edward with such grace That the malevolence of fortune nothing Takes from his high respect. Thither Macduff Is gone to pray the holy king upon his aid To wake Northumberland and warlike Siward That, by the help of these (with Him above To ratify the work), we may again Give to our tables meat, sleep to our nights, Free from our feats and banquets bloody knives, Do faithful homage, and receive free honors, All which we pine for now. And this report Hath so exasperate [the] King that he Prepares for some attempt of war. Where: Act 3 Scene 6 (Pg. 115) Who: Lord When: The Lord is talking to Lennox and comments about Macduff leaving to England in order to gain help from King Edward in overthrowing Macbeth.