(3.1.9-10). This means that Banquo will not act upon what the witches are telling him. What the witches are telling Macbeth would also never be coming true if he hadn’t acted upon it. As Banquo puts it in the play, “The instruments of darkness tell us truths,/Win us with honest trifles, to betray ’s/ In deepest consequence.”
On line nine once the first witch says, “I’ll do, I’ll do, and I’ll do” she implies that she's going to do many bad things to the sailor. What does Banquo ask the witches and what do they tell him? Banquo demands to know his own future. The witches prophecy that Banquo’s descendants will be kings, however he himself won't be.
The description by the author of " husbandry in heavens " makes me see bright lights but it seems ironic that something is stingy because it's night and the lights are out. The effect is that he's afraid of his ideas of the prophecy since the author used metaphor such as stars and candles showing power destroying what get in its way. Another important thing is that while he can't sleep he foreshadowing Macbeth lying to him because he explains that there are many lies within him that can't sleep which goes to created the meaning behind Macbeth not listening to him and lying to him. Banquo is a unique character that tells the future in a way you can predict what will happen next; he is important because he gives a glance of the next event that
Therefore, the use of the word ‘night’ is the time when the evil things happen, when the murderers of Macbeth is going to kill Banquo. Quotation and speaker, Macbeth: It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood: Stones have been known to move and trees to speak; Augurs and understood relations have By magot-pies and choughs and rooks brought forth The secret'st man of blood. What is the night?
At a glance, Banquo may appear innocent in regards to the tragic events that plague Scotland, yet he demonstrates how he ultimately surrenders in the battle against evil. He originally cautions Macbeth after being confronted with the witches, and declares, “The instruments of darkness tell us truths,/ Win us with honest trifles, to betray us/ In deepest consequence” (1.3.126-128). However, he makes it clear he does not heed his own warning when they next encounter each other. When given the chance, Banquo revisits the topic: “I dreamt last night of the three weird sisters:/ To you they have showed some truth,”(2.1.19-20). His curiosity is evidence that the corrupt thoughts planted by the witches have been festering in his mind.
Banquo was at the palace where Macbeth received prophecy that he would be king. “New honors come upon him, Like our strange garments, cleave not to their mould But with the aid of use.” (159-161)(act 1 scene 3) This is the meaning for Banquo that Macbeth's new honors do not fit him.) This quote makes Macbeth feel suspicious because he is concerned that Banquo would take his place as king of Crawdor.
(2.2.33-41). The motif of guilt is present because Macbeth is haunted by his murdering Duncan. He feels remorseful for committing such a crime and he tells himself that he will not be able to sleep anymore because of his guilt. This conveys the theme because with Macbeth not confessing to his crime, the guilt stays and leads to his downfall. When Macbeth hosts a dinner party at his castle, he sees Banquo’s ghost and he starts to talk to it.
“And on thy blade and dudgeon gouts of blood, Which was not so before”, also, the dagger is pointing to Duncan’s room which foreshadow his regicide. The second hallucination is Banquo’s ghost, Macbeth see the ghost of Banquo siting in a chair moments after kill him, He begin to talk to him during dinner with the Lords, and they think that he is crazy, Shakespeare uses Banquo as the moral part of Macbeth, Banquo also is an example of how Macbeth should react after the predictions of the witches. Thirdly, the Old Man that is talking to Ross in the scene of the murder of King Duncan is discover. Speaking with Ross, the Old Man tell all the terrible events of the night, such as the king's horses breaking loose and eating one another. Ross's conclusion is that nature is angry at the murder of the King.
Macbeth knows that Banquo is suspicious of Macbeth’s secrets and decides that he must be killed. Macbeth orders two men to murder Banquo as he rides because Macbeth knows Banquo is going to find Malcolm and Donalbain. If these two are found Macbeth would lose his crown and the truth would be revealed. Macbeth asks Banquo all these questions about his ride out and tell Banquo of the Banquet. Macbeth says “ Tonight we’re having a ceremonial banquet, and I want you to be there”(III.i.15-16).
In search for power with the help of the witches’ foreshadowing predictions, Macbeth realizes that Banquo is a true threat to his pathway to power, so he concludes: “Banquo, thy soul’s flight/,if it find heaven, must find it out tonight” (3.1.146-147). Influenced by his aspiration for power, “Macbeth forgets about his friends and the value of their friendships and is willing to, and does kill them if it means his position as king isn’t secure, or won’t be secure” (Kesur). As a fellow companion of Macbeth’s, the readers view Banquo as a trustworthy friend but the ambition that Macbeth obtains from this situation reaches its height when he decides to kill his noble and trustworthy friend. To continue this determination for power, the witches use repetition to reassure Macbeth of the colossal amount power he obtains when they all say, “All hail Macbeth!
This death also proves to be ironic as Banquo returns in the play once again as a ghost during a lavish banquet thrown at the Macbeth manner Banquo manifests as a spirit who is only seen by Macbeth. Shakespear 's conscious choice to depict Banquo’s ghost as bloody supports the theme of guilt and death, by emphasising the gruesome nature of his decease so graphically. This scene proves to be ironic in the fact that the death that was so quickly carried out is now being rethought of for the serious implications. The ghost of Banquo symbolizes Macbeth’s anxiety in his previous actions. Banquo’s ghost 's presence is also ironic in the fact it is indiscernible to the reader whether the ghost was a supernatural being or a mere result of unrelenting guilt being personified.
Macbeth knew that Banquo’s children would eventually inherit his throne. Having to cope with these feelings pushes Macbeth to create harsh feelings toward Banquo. When King Macbeth faced the children of Banquo, it hurt him inside. This feeling of hurt and harshness within the king brought him to realize that he will be childlessness for the rest of his life with no hope of having his own children. Banquo’s presence in my eyes hurt the king, causing him to commit actions that he would previously not attempt.