A Close Look at Banquo Good buddies...til l the end? And Macbeth Wherever we go...its together Every complex character needs sidekick, foil, partner...an opposite...
Symbols and Banquo Act 2 Scene 1 Enter Banquo, and Fleance bearing a torch (II.1.19) Banquo: Hold, take my sword. Theres husbandry in heaven,/Their candles are all out. Take thee that too. A heavy summons lies like lead upon me, And yet I would not sleep. (II.1.19) After a brief exchange, Banquo, Fleance and servant all torch-bearers exitleaving Macbeth in the darkto see a dagger. Where there is Banquo; there is Light. Where there is Light; there is goodness. Banquo = Goodness
Patterns & Banquo The Pattern within Banquos words: Why do you start and seem to fear/Things that do sound so fair? (I.III.6)...have we eaten on the insane root...? (I. III.8) The instruments of darkness tell us truths,/Win us with honest trifles... (I.III.8)
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Memory: Mac & Banquo are good buds + Symbol: Banquo is goodness through light + Pattern: Banquo speaks of truth and is not afraid Banquo represents Macbeths good side. The killing of Banquo by Macbeth leaves Macbeth alone and in total darkness...to be consumed by evil. Add it up...
Works Cited Foster, Thomas C. How to Read Literature Like a Professor. New York: Harper, 2003.
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