Macbeth Act 3 Study Guide Questions

Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead? He wants Banquo dead because he is starting to become suspicious of Macbeth and may be on to something. He wants Fleance dead because the witches said that Banquo’s sons will be king so Fleance may be king one day.
What is Macbeth’s plan for killing Banquo and Fleance? He wants the murderers to ambush him while he is riding his horse. Only Banquo is killed, Fleance escapes.
Macbeth says, “The worm that’s fled Hath nature that in time will venom breed, No teeth for the present.” What does that mean? I think it means that though he has fled the current consequences of his actions, in the future he will face them.
Who (what did Macbeth see at the banquet table? He sees the ghost of Banquo
How does Lady Macbeth cover for Macbeth at the banque? What excuses does she give for his wild talk? He says that he does this often and then asks everyone to leave before he says something he doesn’t mean to.
Macbeth says, “I am in blood Stepped in so far that should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o’er.” What does he mean? He means that he is in his crime so deep that there is no turning back. He uses this metaphor as a comparison to wading through the thickness of blood.
“What does Hecate want the witches to do? To illusion him more
What does Lennox think about Macbeth, Fleance, and Duncan’s sons? He thinks that Fleance might’ve killed his father like Duncan’s sons killed Duncan.