First Murderer His horses go about. But Lady Macbeth, macbeth's wife, wanted him to have this higher p … ower and talked him into it. They were not, after all, hit men, but disenfranchised men who at first had blamed Macbeth for their problems prior to Macbeth's meeting with them and his subsequent argument that Banquo was the cause of their woes, not Macbeth. First, in order to gain power, he kills Duncan, the king and his friend. Had the servant been the third murderer, Macbeth wouldn't have felt the need to send him away during the conversation. He also hired murderers to kill Banquo and his son Fleance because they stood in his way of becoming king. Then when the murder is to be carried out, the Third Murderer responds that it was Macbeth that bid him to join with the other two.
Lady Macbeth also thinks that it is necessary to kill Banquo and Fleance 3. He bids the king good health, probably to be more highly favoured. It can be argued that the third murderer was therefore an important person, and not just a servant. While Banquo dies, he shouts an interesting line:? Another argument for the servant is that Shakespeare needed another person on the stage to help get Banquo's body off the stage, so he just wrote in a third murderer on the spur of the moment. If the additional man were Seyton or Ross, wouldn't it have been he who would take the news back to Macbeth? And who would be a more perfect helper for this situation than Macbeth himself? If you look at the dialog, the third murderer asks the kinds of questions a servant would ask. Macbeth is about a Scottish man who is lord of Glamis.
The Three Murderers kill Banquo but his son Fleance escapes and survives. Later, when the first murderer reported to him at the banquet, Macbeth would have to pretend to be shocked at the news. One such inconsistency is the identity of the third murderer in Macbeth. He meets three witches who makes a prophecy. He sends them on the winding road with the horses while he and Fleance take the straight path through the woods to the palace.
No one knew where he was, which probably meant that he had left quite recently. And other times, characters will suddenly appear out of nowhere. The murderers who appear in this scene are not necessarily the same men as those who killed Banquo. However, the 'son' was never specified, hence the son could have been Malcolm or Donalbain. Another proposed solution is that the character is a non-human personification of a concept such as. At the beginning of 3.
At the banquet, he is the first to offer Macbeth a seat next to him. As with most of the changes implemented by Shakespeare from the original source, Banquo's portrayal serves all three purposes: dramatic, thematic, and political. One idea is that the third murderer is Donalbain King Duncan son. The three murderers attack Banquo and kill him, but botch the job, because Fleance escapes. The Second Murderer says these words to the First, who is evidently suspicious of the newcomer. After he kills Duncan, the king of Scotland, His mind begins to denigrate into nothingness. Fleance carries the torch to light them on their way.
He may have been a spy, but there is no evidence that he was the third murderer. The definition of which is. When Macbeth learns this knowledge, it seems to shock him and surprise him. Exactly what you'd shout out while being betrayed. He becomes an immoral lonely tyrant And its all because of a prophecy given … by the 'weird sisters' aka, the three witches. The third great crime differed by being a massacre of known and unknown individuals. It's basically about this really ambitious soldier who kills the king of Scotland and he, himself takes the king's place, with the help of his wife Lady Macbeth, who is one crazy evil woman.
There are many suggestions as to who this person may have been, but only Shakespeare's original audience and cast can tell us for sure, I'm afraid. It is characteristic of the brave and self-possessed Banquo, that even at this terrible moment he thinks of his son, and contrives to get him away in the hope that he may revenge his father's death. At first, he knew that it would not only be wrong to kill the king, but even worse to kill his own kin. If he physically takes part in the killings, it defeats the purpose of hiring people to do it. If he did not have time to clean up before reporting, then Lennox wouldn't have had time to clean up before slipping back into the banquet. The bell was rung in Act 2 Scene 3 of the Shakespearean play 'Macbeth'. He kills the king for his own personal gain.
And then there is Ross, the harbinger of news, whether it be good or bad. As a result, Macbeth is the tragic hero of this play because he makes a fatal mistake, he endures great suffering, and he possesses a destructive hamartia. The First Murderer is the only one to return to the castle. Therefore to my reasoning, the Third Murderer could not be Lady Macbeth. The escape of Fleance is his first piece of bad luck. In all honestly I didn't come up with this I just found the support, one of my teachers sparked the idea. No one really knows who the third murderer is exactly.
The shortness of response by the Third Murderer may indicate that he is lying about who sent him. Lennox was the one for the job. The prophecy of becoming king leads Macbeth down a bloody path in which he commits many murders as a result of ambition. Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Ross, and the Weird Sisters all have surfaced…. He was intent upon getting back to Forres Palace in time for Macbeth's post-coronation banquet. Lady MacBeth planned the first murderer, but MacBeth plans Banquo's murder without consulting her. Ross is a nobleman, and a servant therefore to his king, Macbeth.
Her intentions of joining the other two murderers are so that the plan is carried out and no mistake is made in the process. Through carefully reading the text, I believe it is up to the individual's imagination to determine who the third murderer is. The Porter The Porter is an inept comic relief character. Who is the third murderer? Rule 9 - Unapproved advertising Whether you want to promote your podcast, Youtube channel or blog, we do ask that you contact the mod team via mod mail before you post, but we are more likely to turn you down if it is not FanTheory related. They were at distinct disadvantages.