Witches 'Prophecies Of Banquo In Shakespeare's Macbeth'

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Act 3 Reading Log Scene 1 Summary • At Macbeth’s castle Banquo is suspicious of Macbeth killing Duncan to fulfill the witches’ prophecies of him being king. • Macbeth announces he will host a banquet with Banquo as the chief guest. • Macbeth worries the witches’ prophecies of Banquo’s children becoming king so he calls for two murders to kill Banquo and his son Fleance. • He orders the murders to kill Banquo and his son Fleance from a certain distance away from the castle when they return back to attend the banquet. Scene 2 Summary • Lady Macbeth is still is not happy and desires for power. • She tells Macbeth is stop thinking about the crime they committed. • He tells her a “dreadful deed” will be done but doesn’t tell what the deed is…show more content…
I found it interesting because he is saying we must do bad things to continue on our path. He has gone through a major character change. Macbeth was a good gentleman who always done good things and never done any bad things. The witches tell him a prophecy that he will become a king and his wife comes up with a plan to kill the king. He regrets it, then decides to go for it, but is still saddened and horrified of the crime he had committed. After becoming king for a while, he has no feelings for killing Duncan and will do anything to keep the throne, even if it is evil. He is paranoid and worries every moment to keep the throne and not let anyone or anything taking it away form him. It is evident when he sent murders to kill his best friend, Banquo and his son, Fleance. The reason behind killing Banquo was that since he was suspicious of him killing King Duncan to become the king of Scotland and the witches saying he was the father of all kings. The reason behind he wanting Fleance killed was he was said by the witches he will be king after Macbeth as it was one of the witches’ prophecies. All of that could threaten his position of king so he wanted to prevent it by killing them but the murders were able to kill Banquo and not Fleance as he escapes Scotland for Wales. He is preventing any loose ends that might have overthrown him

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