Act 3 scene 2

Characters: Lady Macbeth and a gentle-women/ servant, Also Macbeth.

Time: That day before he has Banquo killed.

Location: The castle, but in a different room to last time.

Events: Lady Macbeth talks to a servant to bring the king. Macbeth comes and says to Lady Macbeth that something will happen tonight, but it would be better if you didn’t know. They then talk about hiding how they truly feel, with fake smiles and other tricks. And he then says that they shall the room and go somewhere else.

Quote: “We have scotched the snake, not killed it: She’ll close and be herself; whilst our poor malice remains in danger of her former tooth.” This is said by Macbeth. What I believe him to mean by this is that Even through they have killed Duncan, there is still a threat by another person. This person being Banquo who still presents a threat as he knows of the witches and their prophesies. there is also another threat, the loyalty to Duncan is still a threat(Meant by that snake) and that Banquo must be  gotten rid of as he presents a clear threat(Banquo being the tooth, like it is the tool of destruction Duncan shall use to bring down Macbeth.)

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