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What intended victim of Macbeth's plot manages to escape? What conflicts might this...

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Posted November 5, 2008 at 3:17 AM via web

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What intended victim of Macbeth's plot manages to escape? What conflicts might this character cause for Macbeth in the future?

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 5, 2008 at 4:38 AM (Answer #1)

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Fleance, Banquo's son, escapes when Macbeth tries to have him killed along with his father. This could cause Macbeth problems because the witches have predicted that Banquo will be the father of kings. With Fleance free, the witches prophecy has a chance of coming true. In actuality, James I of England ( who had been James VI of Scotland) traced his lineage through Fleance.
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albomamii | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted November 6, 2008 at 7:32 AM (Answer #2)

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Fleance escapes and the conflict this could cause in the future is that Fleance knows that Macbeth killed his father and he could possibly tell someone and have Macbeth excecuted.

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