Scene 1: At the royal palace of Forres, Banquo begins to figure out that Macbeth killed the king, so Macbeth arranges to have him and Fleance killed.
Our fears in Banquo stick deep, and in his royalty of nature raigns that which would be feared. Fleance, his son that keeps him company, whose absence is no less material to me than is his father's, must embrace the fate of that dark hour. Resolve yourself apart
Aye my lord, we will do as such.
Scene 2: Lady Macbeth is destressed over what they have done and what they continue to do so hshe and Macbeth discuss what to do about Banquo and Macbeth assures her that he has a plan.
There's comfort yet; they are assailable; then, be thou jocund. Ere the bat hath flown his cloistered flight, ere to Hecate's summons the shard-born beetle hath rung night's yawning peal, there shall be done a deed of dreadful note.
Nought's had, all's spent, where our desire is got without content. Of sorriest fancies your companions making, using those thoughts which should indeed have died with them they think on?
Scene 3: The murderers wait for Banquo and Fleance, when they arrive they try to kill them but Fleance escapes.
O, trachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly. Thou mayst revenge!
Scene 4: Macbeth is informed of Banquo's murder and while eating with his friends he sees his ghost in his seat all covered in blood. Macbeth is afraid and Lady Macbeth tries to get him to calm down.
You have displaced the mirth, broke the good meeting, with most admired disorder.
Avaunt and quit my sight; let the earth hide thee. They bones are marrowless; they blood is cold; though hast no speculation in those eyes which thou dost glare with
Scene 5: Hecate, the witch goddess, is angry with the other witches for meddling with Macbeth. She doesn't think that he deserves any of what has been given to him, so she tells the witches to show him visions that will lead to his demise.
But make amends now; get you gone, and at the pit of Acheron meet me i' the morning. Thither he will come to know his destiny.
How did you dare to trade and traffic with Macbeth in riddles and affairs of death; and I, the mistress of your charms, the close contrive of all harms, was never called to bear my part, or show the glory of our art?
Scene 6: Lennox and a lord discuss the events that have taken place and suspect Macbeth to be behind the murders. They also speak of how Malcom has sought refuge in England and how Macduff has gone as well to convince the king to help them overthrow Macbeth.
The gracious Duncan was pitied of Macbeth. Marry, he was dead and the right-valiant Banquo walked too late, whom Fleance killed, for Fleance fled. Who cannot want the thought how monstrous it was for Malcom and Donalbain to kill their gracious father?
Thither Macduff is gone to pray the holy king, upon his aid, to wake Northumberland and warlike Siward.