Macbeth Part II
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Macbeth: Act II Scene 4, Act III Scene 3, Act III Scene 4
||II:IV After the murder of the king and the departure of Macbeth, Ross (a lord) and an old man meet outside of Macbeth's castle to discuss the strange events of the last night. An owl eating a falcon and horses going wild and eating each other are among the unusual things that happened the previous night. The Old man says that these things are unnatural, giving the whole business of the king's death a feeling of disorder.
||III:III Macbeth (now king) views the witches' prophesy regarding Banquo becoming the father of kings as a threat to his throne. So Macbeth commissions some murderers to kill him and his son. He successfully kills Banquo, but his son Fleance escapes leaving the threat to his throne still alive.
||III:IV The same evening that Macbeth kills Banquo, he holds a feast with his lords at his castle. To his horror when he goes to sit down at the table, he finds a bloody Banquo sitting in his chair (though no one else can see him). Macbeth goes crazy and screams at Banquo that he has no proof that Macbeth killed him. Lady Macbeth tries to cover for him, saying that he often has fits like these, and it shall soon pass. But Macbeth persists and Lady Macbeth is forced to ask the guests to leave the meal. This make all of the lords all the more suspicious of Macbeth.
Duncan's Horses ate each other!
Run away Fleance!
You can't prove I killed you!
I think the king's a little loopy.
This is pretty normal for him
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