Now I’m scared again. Otherwise I would have been perfect, as solid as a piece of marble, as firm as a rock, as free as the air itself. But now I’m all tangled up with doubts and fears. But Banquo’s been taken care of?
(seeing the GHOST) Which one of you did this?
Good friends, think of this as nothing more than a strange habit. It’s nothing else. Too bad it’sspoiling our pleasure tonight.
The first murderer tells Macbeth that Banquo is dead and that Fleance escaped.
I’ve heard about this indirectly, but I will send for him. In every one of the lords' households I have a servant paid to spy for me. Tomorrow, while it’s still early, I will go see the witches. They will tell me more, because I’m determined to know the worst about what’s going to happen. My own safety is the only important thing now. I have walked so far into this river of blood that even if I stopped now, it would be as hard to go back to being good as it is to keep killing people. I have some sch mes in my head that I’m planning to put into action. I have to do these things before I have a chance to think about them.
You haven't slept.
Macbeth starts to raise a toast to his dead friend but he hallucinates the ghost of Banquo and ultimately becomes paranoid.
Act 3 Scene 4
Grace Moore P.2
Lady Macbeth tries to cover up his paranoia and invites the thanes to leave.
Even though Lady Macbeth attempted to calm her husband, Macbeth is already thinking of murdering Macduff.