The Story So Far: Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have murdered King Duncan and seized the crown. However, they are not happy because it is not their children, but Banquo's children who are prophesied to one day become kings of Scotland. What to do, what to do....
This scene has a couple fun things to watch out for. It's the first time we really see cracks in Lady Macbeth's hitherto formidable armor. She's suddenly very uncertain. Part of this is undoubtedly because Macbeth has been pulling steadily out of her orbit. His refusal here to tell her about his plan to assassinate Banquo is a milestone in their relationship.
Macbeth also sounds increasingly unhinged in this scene. MURDER DOESN'T PAY, kids. Just keep that in mind.
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