The Ghost Of Banquo In Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'

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The ghost of Banquo’s soliloquy to himself after he gains knowledge of who has sent for him to be killed and what it truly means to be evil and how fair is foul and foul is fair. What knowledge has Banquo gained during his short time as a ghost? Why has this happened? How could my dear and trusted ally, Macbeth, commit such an atrocious act? To think that after all we’ve been through together, the once valiant and heroic Macbeth was enthralled by what three old hags had supposedly prophesized. What a fool he is! Had I been proactive with my suspicions of Macbeth, Duncan as well as his innocent guards could have very well been saved. I cannot allow myself to simply end here. For what reason did he strive to become king? What did he possibly wish to have that he did…show more content…
I do wonder if Macbeth has any sense of morality left within him. To what extent is he willing to go in order to ensure that his life and position as king is secured? If I had possibly sided with Macbeth would we both live our lives happily? No, he would’ve killed either Fleance or me when we are to ourselves. He had believed in his own prophesized fate, so it’d be foolish to think that he’d over look what the witches had prophesized about me. Now that I’ve considered it, maybe what the witches had prophesized about me shall come to light. I’m upset about my death of course, but I am quite glad that Fleance was able to escape. I am lesser than Macbeth in the sense that I’ve been bested by him but my remaining lineage still has an opportunity to succeed all that he has accomplished. Now that I am dead, there is no possible way for me to be king however, Fleance still continues to exist in the world and the fact that he was able to escape strengthens the idea that Fleance and his descendants will eventually rule as kings and queens. Although my life has come to an end, I think this knowledge may allow me to rest knowing that fate is on my son’s side. There isn’t much I can influence in this world as

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