Banquo: Acceptive And Deception In William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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There are many people out there who wonder whether they are considered atrocious or exceptional. Really, there is not a right answer. Deception and false appearances are secretly conceived for the enhancement of life. However, in Macbeth novel written by Shakespeare, Banquo is seen as honorable for Scotland citizens and an enemy for Macbeth. Banquo changes identities based on who surrounds him and always strives for what he believes is better. Constantly recognized as noble due to his success in the war. Perceived as ambitious because he questioned the witches prophecy about his kids’ future. Lastly, identified as an enemy due to the King of Cawdor’s fear to his courageous plans. An initial reading of Banquo would make it seem that Shakespeare…show more content…
On behalf of Banquo’s murder, many readers were greatly disheartened. It is inevitably in Banquo’s essence to be suspicious of everything. In fact, before the murder, Banquo did not suspect anything and told Macbeth of his evening plans. Using the information to his advantage, Macbeth portrayed him as an ‘enemy’ which made him fear about Banquo’s audacious plans. After reading the first part of this long soliloquy, we come to understand that Shakespeare use of metaphor show the reader that Macbeth fear of Banquo is struck in his core. Shakespeare decision towards the use of metaphor in “our fears in Banquo stick deep”, compares the fear Macbeth has for Banquo to something blaring his body. Therefore, fear is the gist of the metaphor by comparing it to a deep wound. As this soliloquy is pretty long, Shakespeare also uses imagery to express Macbeth’s perceptions towards Banquo. When Shakespeare wrote “fruitless crown” or “barren sceptre” he referred to the prophecy that Macbeth will have no sons to reign after he is gone and hence no legacy, unlike Banquo. Without an heir, his throne will be meaningless once he dies and Scotland will no longer be his. In spite of that, bad interpretations clearly lead to death, when really it was all about the loyalty and plans of a

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