Underscore In Macbeth

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Things Are Not Always What They Seem Ambition can be a good thing or a bad thing. Shakespeare uses Banquo to underscore to the audience the theme that things are not always as they seem. We see this through the conversation with Macbeth right after the witches’ first prophecy and through his soliloquy in Act 3 as well as through his presence as a ghost at the banquet. The witches told Banquo that “Things are not always what the seem.”They told Banquo good things in his prophecy to trap him. Banquo said, “But ’tis strange. And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,the instruments of darkness tell us truths. Win us with honest trifles, to betray 's In deepest consequence.” (Act 1, Scene 3,page 3). The three witches complemented Banquo and Macbeth so they could trap them. The witches told Macbeth that his prophecy was to become king. They had also told Banquo that his descendant will take the throne later on. In Act III, Banquo said, “Thou played’st most foully for ’t..” meaning that Macbeth has murdered Duncan to become king. The witches told Macbeth that he will become king, So he tried to force it. Banquo…show more content…
He invited Banquo to a banquet with his son. Macbeth feared that Banquo was going kill him because of what he suspected. Macbeth sent three murderers to kill Banquo and his son. Banquo died while his son escaped, Now Macbeth feared the witches’ prophecies of Banquo 's descendants would turn out bad for him. Macbeth now felt guilty because he saw the ghost of Banquo. He overreacted to all the killing he said he had done. Macbeth said, “If I wash my hands in the ocean the the whole sea will turn red.” Macbeth killed Banquo because he said he would kill Duncan’s killer, He felt like everyone was after him so he killed Banquo. Macbeth said,“That he is now seeing hallucinations of ghost.” ( Act 3,Scene 4). Macbeth had said “Here had we now our country’s honor roofed, Were the graced person of
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