What does Banquo say in Scene 4 of Macbeth?

What does Banquo say in Scene 4 of Macbeth?

Banquo continues the metaphor by promising the king that if he is permitted to develop in the king's favor, he will commit "the harvest" to Duncan. At this point, the situation is reminiscent of Banquo's previous statement in which he asks the Witches whether they can "see into the seeds of time/And predict which one will sprout, and which will not" (I:3,58-59). In both cases, Banquo makes a conditional promise; if something happens or is allowed to happen, then he will do something.

Banquo goes on to say that even though he has been "thrust from the number of my days," he would still like to see this "seed" put to its purpose. He believes that the prophecy will be fulfilled because Malcolm will succeed to the throne after him. However, once Malcolm ascends the throne, he too will be killed by a traitorous blade.

Macbeth responds by saying that Banquo is a man "after his kind," who sees treachery in everything. He claims that it was only natural for Banquo to pledge his support to the king since they had grown up together. However, Macbeth fears that this will be what causes Duncan to trust him even more and make him feel invincible. Therefore, he decides to kill Banquo so that he will no longer have an influence over the king.

In conclusion, Banquo says that even though he knows that this plan of Macbeth's is evil, he cannot do anything about it.

What does King Duncan say in Scene 4 of Macbeth?

In Act 1, Scene 4, King Duncan congratulates Macbeth and Banquo on their victory and awards them for their gallantry. King Duncan then utilizes agricultural imagery to announce, "I have begun to plant thee, and will work to make thee full of growth."

This statement implies that Duncan has no choice but to anoint Macbeth as his successor because there are no other candidates worthy of the position. However, later on in the play we learn that Malcolm, Donalbain's son, is still alive. Therefore, Duncan can still choose to honor this heir before him and continue the bloodline without macbeth.

Alternatively, he could decide not to favor any particular candidate and let them fight it out for the throne. This would be a good decision for the kingdom since nobody knows who will come out on top in such a battle. But by choosing not to select a new king, Duncan places himself in danger of being killed when Macbeth succeeds in becoming ruler.

Finally, he could select Macbeth as his new king and begin grooming him now that he has won the battle. This would be a wise move since Macbeth has proven himself to be loyal and capable, and he will help Duncan secure his throne after Banquo's death.

Macbeth becomes king after Banquo is murdered by Lady Macbeth and Ross.

What does Duncan say to Macbeth and Banquo?

It foreshadows Macbeth's treason. What does Duncan say to Macbeth and Banquo individually? He claims to owe Macbeth and promises to plant Banquo, who will grow into a great man. Macbeth is apathetic because he aspires to be King, not simply a Thane. Duncan also promises to meet them next day at Macduff's castle.

This scene has often been cited as an example of a prophetic dream or vision. However, the words "next morning" suggest that this is actually what happens after the meeting with Malcolm and Lennox at the beginning of Act 1 Scene 5.

In addition, although both characters are aware of the prophecy about Macbeth being the future king, nobody else is, so it isn't really relevant to them except as evidence of a curse.

Finally, although Duncan dies soon after this conversation, he lives long enough for Macbeth to become King. So the prophecy did not come true, even though Macbeth follows through on his pledge to Lady Macbeth to marry her once he becomes King.

What imagery does King Duncan use when he is praising Macbeth and Banquo?

In Act I, Scene 4 of Macbeth, Duncan praises Macbeth and Banquo nearly completely via imagery relating to farming and harvesting. He begins by saying that Macbeth has given him "a warm heart" and then goes on to say that he gives "out as you would give breath to air." He also says that Banquo has provided him with "good eyes" and that he could see "the best in others by the good they showed me."

This scene takes place after Macbeth has just been crowned king and before he has met with any misfortunes. Thus, Duncan feels comfortable enough to praise him publicly without fearing that he will be blamed if Macbeth meets with misfortune later on.

Duncan also mentions that both Macbeth and Banquo have given him "children born of your body," which confirms that both men are dead by this point in time. Finally, he says that they have made him "father to the man I rose from," which implies that he now has a new son who has been raised by other people.

These are just some of the many images used by Shakespeare to describe how Duncan feels about Macbeth and Banquo.

Why does Duncan praise Macbeth in Scene 4?

You appear to be referring to the section of this scene in which Duncan responds to Macbeth's words of allegiance and loyalty and then praises Banquo, expressing his desire to give them the power and position they deserve for their acts of valour and the way they have worked to support his position in the battle.

Duncan says that he is moved to praise them even though he knows they are evil and will misuse their power. He wants them to know that even though he is not brave or powerful, he understands what it means to be loyal and work hard for those you trust. He hopes that they will find peace and happiness after death because that is where all good souls go when they die.

This scene was written by Shakespeare as a tribute to two great Scottish leaders who had died early during the war between England and Scotland. It shows that even though they were evil men, they did not deserve to be treated badly after they died. Duncan calls them noble men and wishes them peace and happiness after death because that is where they belong.

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