Doppelganger in MacbethWhy is the doppelganger effect so important in Macbeth? How are macbeth and banquo doppelgangers? lady macbeth and the witches? macduff and macbeth?

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A doppelgänger allows the reader, or audience in this case, to carefully consider a character's behavior. In other words, it enhances the differences to force the reader or viewer to compare the two, and one character can serve as a foil (opposite) for the other.