Macbeth Act 3 Scene 4

Macbeth Act 3 Scene 4

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Macbeth orders 3 Murderers to seek and kill Banquo; Banquo is killed but his son, Fleance, escapes from the scene; the three murderers come back to Macbeth to give report, Macbeth is furious and then attends to dinner; Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Lennox and Ross sit at dinner table discussing, Macbeth all of a sudden sees ghost of Banquo at dinner table; evening ends transitioning to Lady Macbeth and Macbeth in bedroom to discuss what Macbeth was experiencing. End Scene

Storyboard Text

  • In the beginning of the scene, Macbeth orders 3 murderers to seek and kill Banquo and his son Fleance before a dinner on the same night.
  • Once the 3 murderers find Banquo and his son Fleance, they pursue onto Banquo in the dark. Under the protection of darkness, Fleance escapes from the scene while his father cries for him to flee.
  • Moments later that same night, the 3 murderers throw Banquo's corpse into a ditch unable to find Fleance. 
  • Returning from their mission the 3 murderers come back to Macbeth to give their report. After revealing that Fleance had escaped, Macbeth is left furious instead of relief fearing of Fleance coming to him for avenge his father.
  • During the dinner, Lady Macbeth, Lennox and Ross enjoy their meals as they are briefly joined by Macbeth. All of a sudden, Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo nearby the dinner table but is unable to seen by the other guest. 
  • Macbeth explains to Lady Macbeth what he had experienced at the dinner table. Lady Macbeth attempts to comfort Macbeth claiming that it was normal he was going insane.
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