At his dying breath, he denounces what he knows to be macbeth's treachery, and bids his fleeing son to avenge his honor note: banquo's ghost is written into the following banquet scene, and is shown in some productions, while others keep it in the mind's eye of a guilty macbeth. The three witches - three black and midnight hags who plot mischief against macbeth using charms, spells, and propheciestheir predictions prompt him to murder duncan, to order the deaths of banquo and his son, and to blindly believe in his own immortality. The murder of his fellow soldier banquo and his son fleance, both of whom represent a threat to his kingship according to the witches' prophecy the hired murderers kill banquo but mistakenly allow fleance to escape. In addition to their prophetic function, they take macbeth's letter to his wife, form duncan's entourage on his arrival in dunsinane and engineer fleance's escape from the assassins, before.
Once macbeth begins to steer his own destiny, he knows he cannot let banquo stand in his way banquo is too much of a 'boy scout,' and honest men are dangerous to macbeth. Complete powerpoint lesson plan exploring the language of banquo and the prophecies in macbeth by william shakespeare, comparing the reaction of macbeth and banquo and then getting them to write imaginatively as macbeth to lady macbeth showing their understanding of his thoughts, works well. His letter to lady macbeth shows a great deal of love towards his wife, since he writes to her truthfully in the end of the play, he is engulfed with sadness due to his wife's death he refuses to fight macduff, since he is already too guilty. Banquo laughs at the prophecies but macbeth is excited, especially as soon after their meeting with the witches macbeth is made thane of cawdor by king duncan, in return for his bravery in the battle.
The letter, read alone on stage by lady macbeth, reiterates the witches' prophecy of act i significantly, in his letter, macbeth says nothing of their prophecy to banquo perhaps he is already afraid of its implications equally significantly, he sets up lady macbeth as his dearest partner of greatness. Duncan hears that macbeth and banquo have won them the war we learn duncan is a good king, very empathetic and very trusting loyalty and order duncan believes macbeth to be very trustable, and grants him the thane of crawdor the witches give macbeth and banquo the prophecies we learn that banquo. Although he is told that his sons would be kings, banquo is able to see through the witches' enticing lies and warns macbeth to be careful with the words he has just heard: oftentimes, to win us our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray's in deepest consequence (act 1, scene 3) but. Macbeth becomes king but he is worried that his friend banquo knows he killed duncan he decides that banquo must die too and he orders his servant to kill him.
Banquo's letter imagine that banquo also writes a letter to his wife it would be a long letter in which he would tell her about the battle, and end just before he is killed there are three sections. Macbeth arrives at his bedroom, where lady macbeth waits for him with the letters about the prophecy they have a fight, end with lady macbeth going to the ball alone, and macbeth stumbling to graveyard. Before the banquet held in his honour, macbeth questions banquo about his journey because he needs the information to plan banquo's death macbeth fears banquo because.
Having banquo around him is a constant reminder to macbeth of the evil deed he has committed and the knowledge that banquo's, not macbeth's children, will be kings also, macbeth's insecurity about his supporters leads him to suspect and hate macduff. - banquo's letter imagine that banquo also writes a letter to his wife it would be a long letter in which he would tell her about the battle, and end just before he is killed there are three sections. The thane of cawdor was to be executed, and macbeth was to be in his place macbeth was arleady thane of glamis, and now, thane of cawdor part of the prophecy had already come true.
Macbeth plans to kill banquo and his son (because they might be a threat to macbeth becoming king) he wants to kill banquo and banquo's son because he is afraid and paranoid macbeth gets two of his henchman to do the murder. I have left you this letter to help to protect you as you know from reading this letter, i am no longer in this world remember please that i love you, and i am trying to protect you with this letter, so read it with great care. Macbeth questions act iii 1 what title would you give to act iii 2 why do you suppose shakespeare did not have macbeth kill banquo with his own hands, as he killed duncan and his two guards. First, consider what you know about banquo from the play he is a great general, fearless in battle, and he lives to serve the king, loyal to the death he has met the weird sisters on the heath.