Macbeth Act 3 Scene 4

Macbeth Act 3 Scene 4
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  • You know your own degrees; sit down. At first And last, the hearty welcome.
  • My lord, his throat is cut. That I did for him.
  • Most royal sir, Fleance is ’scaped.
  • Is he dispatched?
  • Then comes my fit again
  • Sweet remembrancer! Now, good digestion wait on appetite, And health on both
  • Macbeth and Lady Macbeth host a banquet and as their guests arrive they greet them. 
  • Which of you have done this?
  • Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake Thy gory locks at me.
  • The murder arrives and tells Macbeth that Banquo is dead, but Fleance had escaped. Macbeth is scared once again that his his throne is unsecure.
  • Sit, worthy friends. My lord is often thus And hath been from his youth.  You shall offend him and extend his passion. Feed and regard him not
  • Are you a man?
  • Macbeth gets back and Lady Macbeth tells him that he needs to toast to the guests to make them feel warm and welcome. He agrees and thanks her than proceeds with giving the toast.
  • I pray you, speak not. He grows worse and worse. Question enrages him. At once, good night. Stand not upon the order of your going, But go at once.
  • Lennox tells Macbeth to take his seat, but the ghost of Banquo occupies Macbeths seat. Macbeth thinks they are playing a joke on him even though he is the only one that can see it. 
  • Macbeth starts talking to the apparition, and Lady Macbeth lies and tells the guests to keep calm, that he has been doing this since he was young. Angered at Macbeth's embarrassing acts, she whispers to him "Are you a man." 
  • Enraged with Macbeth, Lady Macbeth dismisses the guests and tells them to not talk about the nights events. After the guests leave Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that the dead will have revenge, that guilty men have been exposed by mystical signs.
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