Contextualize- Before Act 1 Scene 3 the witches were saying that they shall meet with Macbeth in thunder, lightning, and in rain. They will meet up the heath. They all that that far is foul and foul is fair. Another thing that happens before line 130 is Macbeth tells Banquo that he should not expect that his children will be king, but he had promised him no less. Yes the murder of Duncan and Banquo prompt the soliloquy because through not only but the whole play, Macbeth felt guilty. He felt like maybe he shouldn’t have done what he did. Lastly, Macbeth’s psychological state is that he is feeling suspicious about how Duncan and Banquo are acting.
Analyze- In this scene , something that is revealed is that Macbeth immediately realizes that the fulfillment of the prediction may require conspiracy and murder on his part. One thing that Macbeth’s words in this scene mean to me is that things can be good but also be terribly bad at the same time. Also, life can be hard at times, but you have to push through it the best you can. You can’t let the bad things overtake the good in life. I think the most important words in this aside are when Macbeth says he is Thane of Cawdor. These are the most important words because even though some people may not want him to be king, there isn’t anything they can do about it for it to change.
Personalize- My reaction to these lines are that there is a lot of defense coming from Macbeth, like he is feeling guilty or ashamed about being king. I feel like Macbeth is trying to get a point across to Banquo, that he knows Banquo wants to be king but he will never feel the joy that Macbeth feels. Banquo will never have the power of being king. The way I would deal with the situation would most likely be the same way Macbeth did. He seemed very calm about it. He didn’t really get violent, he just stated that he was King, and there’s no way to change it.