Below is an extract from Act 3 Scene 4 of Macbeth. At this point in the play, Macbeth is seeing the ghost of Banquo.
Prithee, see there! behold! look! lo!
how say you?
Why, what care I? If thou canst nod, speak too.
If charnel-houses and our graves must send
Those that we bury back, our monuments
Shall be the maws of kites.
GHOST OF BANQUO vanishes
What, quite unmann’d in folly?
If I stand here, I saw him.
Fie, for shame!
Blood hath been shed ere now, i’ the olden time,
Ere human statute purged the gentle weal;
Ay, and since too, murders have been perform’d
Too terrible for the ear: the times have been,
That, when the brains were out, the man would die,
And there an end; but now they rise again,
With twenty mortal murders on their crowns,
And push us from our stools: this is more strange
Than such a murder is.
My worthy lord,
Your noble friends do lack you.
To what extent does Shakespeare present the strength of the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth?
– the strength of their relationship in this extract
– the strength of their relationship in the whole play