Macbeth - Study Guide Act 3, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

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Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Ross, Lennox, Lords, and Attendants take their positions in a hall in the Castle. As they are seated, one of Banquo's murderers appears at the door. There is blood on his face- Banquo's. Macbeth asks him to stand outside. Banquo is dead, buried in a trench with twenty gashes in his head. But his son, Fleance, is still alive, a fact which terrifies Macbeth. Macbeth joins the banquet, but the ghost of Banquo sits in his place. Macbeth sees the ghost. His guests think that he is just ill.. Lady Macbeth says he has been like that since he was very young and says it will be over soon. They talk. Lady Macbeth tells him he is looking at a stool. It is an hallucination like the dagger he saw before Duncan was killed. He protests, but then the ghost vanishes. Macbeth...

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