Macbeth the Third Murderer? by Jane Jiang

MACBETH as the Third MURDERER: By: Jane Jiang
Goddard was trying to convince us that Macbeth was the Third murderer. He stated very good points but other analysis also conflicted with some of his points. His most compelling arguments building the case for Macbeth as the Third Murderer were when he stated the first murderer, disturbed asks who bade him to join them, and his Delphic answer is: Macbeth. This would mean the two other murders weren’t expecting Macbeth to come since Macbeth was the one who sent them to kill Banquo. Also, the sixth argument “there’s but one down; the son is fled.” Mainly on this speech it’s the proof that Macbeth may have been the Third Murderer.   They say that the news of Fleance’s escape came to him as a surprise. But others think the lines have the same marks of insincerity combined with unconscious truth as those in which Macbeth pretended to be confused like when he was confronted about Duncan’s death. His weak arguments were 3rd and 4th; these are weak arguments because they are ignorant assumptions. Both the arguments are very similar, in fact the fourth speech confirms the third speech. They are weak because they are referring to the punctuations and grammar of the speech. In argument 3, Goddard expresses that dashes, in place of the more usual commas, revealed the Third Murderer’s part and in circumstances   when, realizing the mistake of killing Banquo, he said “so all men do” plainly. Argument 4 also had the same analysis that confirms the use of grammar and pronouns. It’s too hard to tell someone’s thoughts by the use of punctuations and grammar.

Dear Mr. Goddard,
I apologize but I do not believe your analysis of “Macbeth as the Third Murder”. You had a couple compelling arguments that were convincing but I am afraid I’m going to stick to my analysis. I strongly don’t believe that Macbeth was the Third Murder of Banquo. Firstly, Macbeth and Banquo had a good friendship they fought at war together. They...