Banquo 2

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Banquo, in this novel, is the character that represents virtue and honor. He plays one of the generals in the kings army and the comrade of Macbeth. He is soon faced with a decision. He has to decide whether he should trust his suspicions and accuse Macbeth of killing Duncan or stay silent and let these murders continue. There are many possibilities of what could happen both ways. In the novel he had to consider …

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…is king his position could be enhanced. Banquo was through out the novel noticed for the honorable character which he played, but all though Banquo may appear as an honorable character his virtues could be of convenience. If gain is at stake then he may be willing to compromise those virtues for his profit. There are many reasons why Banquo remain silent, but probably the most important reason would be for his own self gain.