Banquo In Macbeth Analysis

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Banquo was with him at that time. The three witches makes the prophecies that Macbeth will be Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and then will be the King of Scotland Lord Banquo is one of the characters in William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth written in 1606. Shakespeare borrowed the character of Banquo from the book of History of Britain called Holinshed’s Chronocles which was published by Raphael Holinshed in 1587.In the Chronicles, Banquo was with Macbeth in the murder of the King. It is said that Shakespeare may have changed this one aspect of Banquo’s character in order to please King James, who was considered at the time to be the real descendant of real Banquo. It is also interpreted that the role of Banquo is presented in the contrast of that of Macbeth’s because Banquo resists evil where Macbeth embraces it.
The play is about how Macbeth murders Duncan, King if Scotland, to be the king himself after when he listens to the prophecies of the three witches. He is also supported by his wife, Lady Macbeth, in doing so. Macbeth and Banquo, both were generals in the King’s (Duncan) army and Banquo, at first, was an ally to Macbeth. Banquo’s first appearance in the play is in the third scene of act one. When Macbeth was returning from the battle after defeating the opposition, he meets the three witches and. “All hail, Macbeth ! hail to thee, thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth ! hail to thee,
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