Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo!
Macbeth and the Floating Dagger
Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee!
Banquo is Assassinated
O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly! Thou mayst revenge. O slave!
This scene is where the honorable Macbeth first discovers a different fate that could be his. It initiates his destructive greed and changes who he is a s a person. Without this scene with the witches, Macbeth may of remained true and honorable instead of becoming corrupt, vindictive, and murderous.
Hallucinations & Fear
Prithee see there! behold! look! lo! How say you? Why, what care I? If thou canst nod, speak too.
This scene is critical because it shows the first murderous act that Macbeth committed and it displays the beginning of the fall of Macbeth in his honorable ways and the terrible spiral in his sanity.
Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn The pow'r of man, for non of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.
The second treacherous act of Macbeth was the ordered murder of his close friend Banquo. Due to him being suspicious of Macbeth's crimes and in being the one to produce king offspring, Macbeth could not be calm with him alive for fear of being discovered. So, he added more blood to his hands and ordered the death of him and his son. But, Fleance is shown to escape and it shows some hope for Banquo's line.
The Battle to End All Evil
Despair thy charm! And let the angel whom thou still hast served Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother's womb Untimely ripped.
The guilt of murdering his friend ultimately gets into Macbeth's head and he then hallucinates a murdered Banquo in front of him at his table. He momentarily becomes hysterical about his hallucination and it causes concern in the audience present. It further shows Macbeth's hysteria.
This scene is crucial because when Macbeth begins to loose faith in becoming king and his conscience starts to get to him, he goes back to the witches which rekindle his ambition to become an almighty ruler. What the bloodied baby says in particular sets him at ease. That no man born of a woman can kill him.
Here is the scene where Macduff can finally get revenge on Macbeth and Macbeth's horrific reign finally comes to an end. Macbeth believes himself invincible because of the witches, but it is shone that Macduff has a loophole. He was not born from a woman, he was ripped from her stomach instead and therefore could kill Macbeth.
Accursed be that tongue that tells me so, For it hath cowed my better part of man!