Banquo and Macduff quotes

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He will not become king himself, but his descendants will
"Lesser than Macbeth, and greater" (I.3.64)
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The king appreciates Banquo's qualities and honors him
"Noble Banquo/That hast no less deserved, nor must be known/No less to have so" (I.3.30-2). The word "noble" suggests generosity of spirit, warmth and compassion
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Macbeth tests Banquo's loyalty to the king
"If you shall cleave to my consent, when 'tis,? it shall make honor for you". In this reply Banquo makes it clear that he is loyal and committed to the king
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Banquo is genuinely a superior person - with qualities of boldness, discretion and understanding
"in his royalty of nature/ Reigns that which would be feared...He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valor" (III.1.49-52)
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Macdff's peers hold him in esstem and affected
referred to by Banquo as "Deaf Duff" (II.3.86)
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Macbeth goes from hot to cold in his reaction to Macduff; at his deepest level he knows he should dear Macduff - a warrior too - which is why he attempts to destroy him
"The live, Macduff: What need I fear of three" (V.1.81). Ironically, Macbeth thinks the prophecy will save him
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There is something impulsive and irrational in Macduff's behavior
"His flight was madness: when our actions do not/Our fears do makes us traitors (IV.2.3)
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Macduff is a passionate and true man
"Macduff, this noble passion...they good truth and honor (IV.3.114-7). Malcom sees he can be trusted
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"Noble Banquo/That hast no less deserved, nor must be known/No less to have so" (I.3.30-2). The word "noble" suggests generosity of spirit, warmth and compassion

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The king appreciates Banquo's qualities and honors him

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"If you shall cleave to my consent, when 'tis,? it shall make honor for you". In this reply Banquo makes it clear that he is loyal and committed to the king

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"in his royalty of nature/ Reigns that which would be feared...He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valor" (III.1.49-52)

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referred to by Banquo as "Deaf Duff" (II.3.86)

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