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The three witches tell Macbeth of the prophecy that he will become king but in order to make that happen he has to kill King Duncan. "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!'(Act I, scene III, 48-50) Macbeth will be thane of Glamis and Cawdor ,and King after Duncan but in order for that to happen he needs to kill Duncan.
Malcom is announced as prince of Cumberland becoming an obstacle for Macbeth. "Sons, kinsmen, thanes and you, and you whose places are the nearest, know we will establish our estate upon Our eldest, Malcolm, whom we name hereafter The Prince of Cumberland." ( Act I, scene iv, 35-39) King Duncan announces Malcom Prince of Cumberland.
Macbeth reasons with himself whether to kill King Duncan or not. Lady Macbeth instead gets mad at him and manipulates him towards his ambition."To be the same in thine own act and valor As thou art in desire? Wouldst thou have that Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life And live a coward in thine own esteem, Letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would,"Like the poor cat i' th' adage?(Act I,scene 7, 40-45) Lady Macbeth is telling her husband to man up and do what his suppose to do in order to be king.
Fly, good Fleance, Fy,fly,fly
Macbeth stabs King Duncan and blames it on the guards."I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not,Duncan,for it is knell That summons thee to heaven or hell. (Act 2, scene 1 #62-64) 'To not listen to the bell because its summons you either to heaven or to hell'
Macbeth becomes king but plans to kill Banqou and his son Fleance. Macbeth knows after the throne is Banqou. ."And I will put tha business in your bosoms whose execution takes enemy off, Grapples you to the heart and love of us, who wear our health but sickly in his life, which his apath were perfect."(Act 3, scene 1&3, #103-107) Macbrth gave orders to the Murders to sercetly kill Banqou and Fleance.
The murders didn't successfully complete the mission Macbeth ordered them to do. They have killed Banqou but Fleance saw everything and escaped before they could have catch him." O treachery! Fly, good Fleance,fly,fly,fly! Thou may'st revenge-O slave!" (Act 3, scene 3 #18-19) modern: Get out of here, good Fleance, run,ru,run! Someday you can get revenge.- ohyou bastard!
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