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These scenes basically deal with disorder and chaos Macbeth is slipping away from his ordered life as he is tormented thoughts of his victims He hallucinates and behaves strangely in front of the lords of the state Even the state has begun losing faith in him and seeks to overthrow him to regain order In scene IV the Lords Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are assembled in the palace banqueting hall A murderer enters and informs Macbeth that Banquo has been killed but Fleance has escaped This disturbs Macbeth for he knows that though Fleance may simply be a harmless worm he will later grow to be a serpent seeking revenge I had else been perfectBut now I am cabind cribbd confind bound in To saucy doubts and fears Things havent gone as hed have liked it and this worries him It makes him uneasy and gives way to doubts and fears order has been misplaced and the consequence is inevitable When Lennox asks him to be seated he is shocked by the sight of Banquos ghost seating in his place who is invisible to everyone else He is terrified and tries to put the blame of Banquos murder away from himself Thou canst not say I did it Lady Macbeth realizes that Macbeth is troubled by something and explains this to the others as a temporary fit She questions Macbeths manhood the same approach she had used effectively to influence Macbeth to murder Duncan She tells him that this is just an illusion like the dagger he saw before Duncans murder Macbeths becomes himself again as soon as the ghost disappears But the ghost reappears just as he is about to sit and he relapses into the state of apparent madness recovering once again as it disappears The supernatural has a huge influence here in the form of Banquos ghost The appearance of the ghost seems to drag him to disorder He himself talks
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