But why couldn't i say,"Amen"? I needed the blessing most, but "Amen" stuck in my throat!
Death of Banquo
Treachery! Run, Fleance, run! run! run! You can revenge me. oh, villains
In act 1, scene 3, Macbeth and Banquo go to the heath to meet the witches. The witches give both men three prophecies. Macbeth gets called he will be thane of Glams and Cawdor, then is called king. One of Banquo's was hew will father kings. The take away is the prophecies will come true.
Beware of Macduff
beware Macduff; Beware the thane of Fife.
In act 2, scene 2 Macbeth comes down stairs to his waiting wife. He starts ramabling on about how he heard the princes wake up and say a prayer. Once they got at amen he could not say it. He talks about how he has killed sleep; his wife thinks he is pathetic and questions if he is a man. The take away is that Macbeth feels guilty about killing the king.
Hesitate to kill Macduff
You are the only man I have avoided. But go away now. I’m already guilty of killing your whole family.
In act 3, scene 3, the murderers kill Banque but let his son get away by accident. Banquo tells Fleance to run away so he can get revenge for his father. Macbeth wanted them dead because he didn't want Banquo's prophecies to come true. With Fleance alive though there is still hope for the prophecie to come true. The take away is that Macbeth is become ruthless and paranoid going as far as to try and kill his friend and his friend's son
Hecate and the witches
How dare you give Macbeth riddles and prophecies about his future without telling me.
In act 4, scene 1, Macbeth goes to the witches for more prophecies. He sees a head with armor on which is the first apparition. The head tells him to be cautious with Macduff. Macbeth already kind of know this because Macduff showed up to none of Macbeth’s special events. This is important because Macduff will be Macbeth's down fall.
In act 5, scene 7/8, Macbeth is out on the battlefield with Macduff. He doesn’t want to kill Macduff because Macbeth has already killed the rest of Macduff’s family. Macbeth gives Macduff a chance to leave but Macduff doesn't take it. This shows Macbeth can still feel guilt. This scene is important because it shows Macbeth can still feel some emotions and not be purely ruthless.
In act 3, scene 5, Hecate and the witches are plotting against Macbeth. Hecate was upset at first because she was not included. Macbeth feels safe and Hecate knows he is not safe. This scene is important because it gives the audience some comic relief. The scene also shows how Macbeth has false sense of security.