Act 3: scene 1 Macbeth hires two murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance. Macbeth also announces that he will hold a banquet. Macbeth proceeds to detail on how to kill Banqou and Fleance.
Act 3: Scene 2 Lady Macbeth is wanting more power. Macbeth is worried about the murder of Duncan and is feeling guilty. Lady Macbeth comforts Macbeth and tells him to be cheerful in front of the guests and the banquet.
Act 3: Scene 3 The two murders are joined by a third murderer who says Macbeth hired him. They attack Banquo but Fleance escapes. They go back to report to Macbeth and inform him about what happened.
Act 3: Scene 4 One of the murderers comes in at the banquet and Macbeth talks to him, Macbeth is angry that Fleance escaped. Macbeth sees Banquo's ghost in his chair and he starts talking to him. Lady Macbeth makes an excuse so the guests ignore Macbeth talking to Banquo since only he sees him.
Act 3: Scene 5 The witches meet with Hecate. Hecate is planning to make Macbeth go crazy. Hecate vanishes and the witches go to prepare their charms.
Act 3; Scene 6 Lennox is saying that Banquo's murder is blamed on Fleance since he fled. The lord informs Lennox about Macduff went to England to join Malcolm in pleading with England's King Edward for aid. Macbeth prepares for war.