Act 3 Scene 1, Line 1: Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all ,As the weird women promised, and I fear Thou played’st most foully for ’t.
-Banquo explains how the witches have indeed prophesised correctly about Macbeth. He has become King, Thane of Cawdor, and Thane of Glamis. Banquo believes that Macbeth had somehow cheated, he is beginning to become suspicious of Macbeth.
Line 9-10: May they not be my oracles as well, And set me up in hope? But hush, no more.
-If these prophecies did come true for Macbeth, Banquo wishes they would come true for him as well. That his children or grandchildren will become kings.
Line 64-66: Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown And put a barren scepter in my grip, Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand,
-Macbeth is realising how the prophecies had come true and that he was given a crown and a scepter. However, he cannot pass on is kingship. Someone from a different family will take these things away from him since none of his children will become king.
Scene 2, Line 55-57: Whiles night’s black agents to their preys do rouse. Thou marvel’st at my words: but hold thee still. Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.
-Macbeth is referring the fact that the good creatures are falling asleep and the bad night creatures (the murderers) are waking up to look for prey to kill. She seems surprised and he explains how bad things lead you to commit bad things later on. Killing Duncan had influenced him to kill Banquo as well.
Scene 6, Line 16,17: For ’twould have angered any heart alive To hear the men deny ’t.
-Lennox grows suspicious of Macbeth, explains the death of Duncan and how the drunk servants had killed him, if...