Banquo in Macbeth

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  • Created on: 05-04-18 14:03

Banquo's superstition and a supporting quote

Banquo isn't superstitious in the play as he doesnt believe in the witches prophecies. this is shown in act 1 scene 3 when Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches Banquo says " have we eaten on the insane root." this shows us that Banquo believes the witches to be insane and is questioning himself and asking if him and Macbeth are also going mad.

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Banquo's weaknesses

- Banquo is to trusting in Macbeth and instead of voicing his concerns about Macbeth he stays loyal which eventually leads to his murder.

-he is also overambitious 

- he isnt cautious enough

-in act 3 scene 1 he says "i fear, thou has play'dst most foully for't" - this is him expressesing his concerns about Macbeth and that he fears Macbeth hasn't become king through chance.

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Banquo's strengths

- Banquo is brave as in act 1 scene 3 he isnt afraid of the witches and confronts them by saying "speak then to me" - he also mocks the witches in act 1 scene 3 as he says " what are these, so wither'd and so wild in their attire"- this is him describing the witches appearance.

- Banquo is also smart as he doesnt think deeply into wat the witches are saying he also warns Macbeth which shows he is a good friend.

-catious of the witches

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