Grade 9 in 3 minutes: The character of Banquo in Macbeth.
Banquo: Character Analysis
Macbeth: Full Mark analysis for the Character Banquo
Lord Banquo, the Thane of Lochaber, is a character in William Shakespeare's 1606 play Macbeth. In the play, he is at first an ally to Macbeth and they meet the Three Witches together. After prophesying that Macbeth will become king, the witches tell Banquo that he will not be king himself, but that his descendants will be. Later, Macbeth in his lust for power sees Banquo as a threat and has him murdered by two hired assassins; Banquo's son, Fleance, escapes. Banquo's ghost returns in a later scene [Banquet Scene], causing Macbeth to react with alarm during a public feast.