1.1 Banquo Could have eaisily taken the throne and secure it for his posterity, by killing Mcbeth, but resisted any urge to do evil.
1.1.1 (2.1.8) Merciful powers, Restrain in me the cursèd
thoughts that nature Gives way to in repose.
1.2 All of banquo's speech is concise and sincere. he says what he means.
1.2.1 (1.4.38) There if I grow, The harvest is your own. (compare This to how mcbeth speaks to duncan)
1.3 Banquo States that he will stand at mcbeth's side as long as he can do it with a clear consince
1.3.1 (2.1.33) So I lose none In seeking to augment it, but still keep My bosom franchised and allegiance
clear, I shall be counselled.
2.1 Banquo advises mcbeth to be warry of what the witches have told them.
2.1.1 (1.3.131) That, trusted home, Might yet enkindle you unto the crown, Besides the thane of
Cawdor. 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.
2.2 Banquo Suspects that mcbeth may have given in to ambition and has
2.2.1 (3.1.1) Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised,
and I fear Thou played’st most foully for ’t
2.3 When Banquo is Being attacked by the murderers his main concern is not that of his own saftey
but that of his son.
2.3.1 (3.3.25) O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!
Thou may ’st revenge —O slave!
3 honest and trusting
3.1 Banquo doesn't worry that he may endangering his life,by attending mcbeth's banquet, even though he suspects mcbeth may have murdered duncan.
3.1.1 (3.1.31) my lord i will not. (banquo telling mcbeth he will not miss the feast)
3.2 Banquo belives mcbeth when mcbeth tells banquo that he doesn't think of the witches, and does not think
mcbeth plans on murdering duncan. Banquo is willing to talk to mcbeth about this later.
3.2.1 (2.1.30) At your kindest leisure
3.3 When Banquo first encounters the murderers He warns them that it
will rain soon. Banquo must have seen their weapons but trusted that they were not
3.3.1 (3.3.24) It will be rain tonight.
4.1 Banquo is equally as intersted in what the witches have to say as mcbeth is.
4.1.1 (1.3.59) To me you speak not. If you can look into the seeds of time And say which grain will grow and which
will not, Speak, then, to me, who neither beg nor fear Your favors nor your hate.
4.2 banquo admits to dreaming of what the wired sisters have told him
4.2.1 (2.1.24) I dreamt last night of the three weird
sisters: To you they have showed some truth.
4.3 After Mcbeth becomes king banquo accknoleges that all that the witches have said of
mcbeth has come to pass and hopes that the the same will hold true for him &
4.3.1 (3.1.1-10) Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, As the weird women promised, and I fear Thou
played’st most foully for ’t. Yet it was said It should not stand in thy posterity, But that myself should be the
root and father Of many kings. If there come truth from them— As upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches
shine— Why, by the verities on thee made good, May they not be my oracles as well, And set me up in hope?
But hush, no more.