He left his wife, his children, his house, and his titles in a place so unsafe that he himself flees it!
Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches who are also known as the weird sisters. They tell Macbeth and Banquo three prophecies for both Macbeth and Banquo. They tell Macbeth that he will be the thane of Glamis and the thane of Cawdor. Most importantly though, they tell Macbeth that he will be king of Scotland. The witches tell Banquo that he will be lesser than Macbeth, but greater . they also tell him that he will father kings but not be one himself and he will not be so happy, but he will be happier.
Act IV Lady Macduff feels betrayed
You don't know whether it was wisdom or fear that made him flee.
Macbeth wanted to be king, and king Duncan had two heirs. Lady Macbeth hatched a plan to murder Duncan. Macbeth pondered the idea of killing Duncan, he knew that Duncan would need to die in order for Macbeth to be king of Scotland. On the other hand, king Duncan was a great king. Macbeth decided to kill Duncan, he “saw” a bloody dagger pointing towards Duncan's room, he thought it was a sign. Lady Macbeth had a plan to knock out the guards and use their daggers to kill Duncan.
Act V Lady Macbeth Sleepwalks
come out, damned spot!
Macbeth decided that he had to get rid of Banquo and his son because Banquo and Fleance are two of the only people who can ruin his chances of being king. Macbeth hired two murderers to kill them. While the two murderers wait for Banquo and Fleance, a third murderer comes and says Macbeth hired him to help kill Banquo and Fleance. While Banquo and his son Fleance are going to the castle, they got attacked. They killed Banquo, but Fleance was able to escape.
Lady Macduff is angry that her husband left. She believes that he is a traitor because he lied and ran away. Ross tried to explain to her that he was being smart by leaving, instead of being afraid and leaving. Lady Macduff explains to Ross that he does not love his family, he is afraid and he has left lady Macduff and her son in an unsafe environment. She states that his running had nothing to do with love, he was just afraid. It was so unreasonable for him to flee, therefore it has nothing to do with wisdom.
Lady Macbeth was sleepwalking and sleep talking. She was trying to wash the blood off of her hands from Duncan and Banquo’s murders, but she couldn’t. In her sleep, she admitted that she had helped kill Duncan and Banquo. The doctor was there to help her but he couldn’t, he believed only she herself could help her. This insanity soon drove her to commit suicide.
She does that often, it looks like she is washing her hands.