Why does Macbeth want to see the witches after the banquet in Act III, Scene IV?  

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During the banquet in Act III, Scene IV, Macbeth learns that Banquo has been killed (as he ordered) but that Fleance, Banquo's son, has escaped. Remember that back in Act I, Scene III, the witches made three prophecies and that the last of these stated that Banquo's sons would rise to become kings. Macbeth is, therefore, very worried that Banquo's son, Fleance, will overthrow him and become the king of Scotland. At the banquet, Macbeth expresses this fear through the following lines:

"Then comes my fit again. I had else been perfect."

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according to me in act 3 scene 5 he (macbeth) wanted to meet them for getting some information about his fiture what is going to happen with him.and in act 1 scene 2 when they(macbeth and banquo)mate the 3 witches the thing which they had said they all came true like they said thathe was thane of glamis then he will become thane of cowder,and then the best one the king of scotland these all come true so for this reason he thought it will be good for him if he ask about his future to the witches 

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