Characters: Banquo, Fleance, Macbeth
Location: The court of Macbeth’s castle.
Events: Banquo and Macbeth both feeling a little twitchy. They reminisce about those witches they met the other day, and then everyone leaves Macbeth alone on stage. Macbeth has a vision of a dagger that points him toward the room where Duncan sleeps. The dagger turns bloody and Macbeth says the bloody image is a natural result of his bloody thoughts. They decide to talk about the witches in a later date because Banquo doesn’t want to accude Macbeth of thinking about killing his son although he knows he will because he is desperate. Banquo loses his trust Macbeth.
Quote: “There’s husbandry in heaven, their candles are all out.” ” Is this a dagger which i see before me, the handle toward my hand? come, let me clutch thee: i have thee not and yet i see thee still. art thou not, fatal vision sensible to feeling as to sight? or art thou but a dagger of the mind, a false creation, proceeding from the heat oppressed brain? i see thee yet, in form as palpable as this which now i draw.”