William Shakespeare’s Macbeth- Act 3, Scene 1.

Characters in order of appearance:

Lady Macbeth
First Murderer
Second Murderer

Time: Evening

At Macbeth’s Palace in Forres, Banquo thinks about the encounter of the witches and Macbeth’s coronation. The witches predicted that Macbeth would become king and that Banquo’s line would eventually sit on the throne. He thinks if Macbeth has now become king, when will Banquo’s line sit on the throne? Macbeth enters as King along with Lady Macbeth and the court. He and Lady Macbeth ask Banquo to come to the dinner they are having that same night, and Banquo says he will come after he goes on a horse ride with his son. Banquo leaves, and Macbeth dismisses his court. He is left alone in the hall with a servant who says there are some men that have come to see him, and Macbeth tells the servant he wants to see them. The two men come in and Macbeth asks them if they are angry enough to kill Banquo, and the say yes. Macbeth reminds him to kill his son Fleance too and tells them to wait in the castle for his command.

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