Could the third murderer be Macbeth? Also, could Act III Scene V actually be written by someone else other than Shakespeare? In class, we discussed about the third murderer being Macbeth himself. My...

Could the third murderer be Macbeth? Also, could Act III Scene V actually be written by someone else other than Shakespeare?

In class, we discussed about the third murderer being Macbeth himself. My teacher said it's a possibility, and the discussion ended there. But I want to know if Shakespeare really intended this? Regardng my other question, my teacher said he didn't believe Shakespeare wrote. Why? :D

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As for the 3rd murderer question, take a look at the lines. He just comes on scene and the others are surprised by this. If there was another person coming, Macbeth would have said something to the group. But it's these lines that make people suspect it might be him:

THIRD MURDERER.
Almost a mile; but he does usually,
So all men do, from hence to the palace gate
Make it their walk.

This suggests that this murder is...

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