They live equal lives because they are both thanes. I think they both like each other’s very much, they admire each other’s strength and fighting abilities. When the witches made the prediction on Macbeth and Banquet, they did not believe on It at first, but when the predictions became true one by one, Banquet still acts like before, but Machete’s mind Is totally changed, which result of Banquet’s death. When Macbeth became the king, he has to slay Banquet because he Is the only one that knows about the truth. They became enemies and eventually, Macbeth killed Banquet. I think
Banquet is pretty stupid to stay with Macbeth, I believe he is a smart guy; he should knows that his family and himself are in danger; he should run away with his family and never return. New As the play begins, Macbeth and Banquet are friends and comrades in arms, both Scottish noblemen and valiant defenders of King Duncan. The first description of them concerns how fiercely they had recently fought together to defeat the forces of the King of Norway and Macdonald, a traitor to the King. Macbeth and Banquet together encounter the witches on the heath where Macbeth hears their prophecy for the first time.
Banquet reacts as a friend would at the sound of Machete’s good fortune, and then seeks to know his own future. Shortly after, Banquet warns Macbeth of danger, explaining that the witches may not be trustworthy: And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths; Win us with honest trifles, to betrayal’s deepest consequence. By the end of Act l, Banquet still relates to Macbeth as his friend. Banquet has noticed strangeness In Machete’s behavior, but assumes It Is merely a reaction to the new honor (Thane of Castor) he has suddenly received.
Macbeth and Banquet maintain heir friendship into Act II, when Banquet mentions the witches. Macbeth lies, saying he never thinks of them, but tells Banquet that he would like to discuss them further. Macbeth then seeks to draw Banquet closer to him, inviting him to join Machete’s cause when the time comes for him to become king. Banquet makes his position clear: So I lose noel seeking to augment it, but still Kemp bosom franchised and allegiance clear,’ shall be counseled. With these words, Banquet sets limits on his loyalty to Macbeth. He will support Macbeth so long as he can do so with a clear conscience and an ungulate heart.
Thus, Banquet’s allegiance has been made conditional, a fact not lost on Macbeth. After Dunce’s murder and Machete’s taking the throne, Banquet’s suspicions are fully As the weird women promised, and I fear Thou player’s most foully for ‘t. Banquet trusts Macbeth no more and dies shortly thereafter at Machete’s command. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth and Banquet are both soldiers in Dunce’s army. Both are noblemen, and they are friends and colleagues. By the third act, each suspects the other of standing in his way, and Macbeth kills Banquet. In the first Act, Macbeth and Banquet are on fairly equal terms.
When they meet the witches, they are told that Macbeth will be Thane of Castor and then king and Banquet sons will be kings. Neither man appears to take the prophecy seriously, nor Banquet seems more disturbed than Macbeth. When they get the news that Macbeth has been promoted to Thane of Castor because of his bravery in killing the traitor who previously had that title, Banquets response is “can the devil speak true? ” and Macbeth asks why he is dressed in “borrowed robes” (Act 1, Scene 3). Yet Macbeth seems disturbed by Banquet reaction o the witches, and asks him if he doesn’t want his sons to be king.
Banquet replies that Machete’s interest in the crown seems to have been spurred, but he is concerned. But ‘its strange; And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betrays (135) In deepest consequence-? (Act 1, Scene 3). When Macbeth and Banquet get the news, Macbeth is already wondering if Banquet is supporting him. Two truths are told as happy prologues to the swelling act of the imperial theme! ” (Act 1, Scene 3). When he says this, he is NOT talking to Banquet. In act, Banquet notices that he seems to be lost in thought.
Banquet already is getting concerned about the effects of Machete’s ambitions. At this point, an interesting conversation takes place inside each of their heads, but not between them. Macbeth thinks to himself “chance may crown me without my stir” but Banquet is thinking that “new honors come upon him, Like our strange garments” (Act 1, Scene 3). Macbeth thinks he might become king without doing anything else, and Banquet thinks Machete’s promotion does not fit very well. When Macbeth acts, Banquet has already become suspicious of Machete’s rise to ins.
He is afraid that Macbeth has “playact most foully fort” (Act 3, scene 1). He notes that no one else seems to realize what Macbeth has done. He also wonders if his prophecy will come true, and his sons will be kings. This is not ambition on his Macbeth is also suspicious of Banquet. He is afraid that if his prophecy came true, so might Banquet’s. He is annoyed with his “fruitless crown” and realizes that he needs to get rid of Banquet if he is going to continue his line as king and have sons who are kings. Macbeth decides the only thing to do is kill Banquet.