In Act III, Macbeth says "O full of scorpions is my mind... thou knowst that Banquo and Fleance lives." What does this mean?
i dont get what he means by his mind is full of scorpions
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Macbeth has been told by the witches that Banquo's line will be on the throne in Scotland. Macbeth feels that if he kills Banquo and Fleance, Banquo's son, he will thwart this prophesy. Thus, the knowledge that Banquo and Fleance still live causes Macbeth irritation and pain much like the sting of a scorpion.
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