How do Macbeth and Banquo differ in character and in the choices they make after the predictions of the three weird sisters? macbeth

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Banquo may not have taken the witches' predictions as seriously as Macbeth initially, but he certainly does before his death. He learns that the prophecies have been fulfilled when Macbeth is crowned king, and he says to himself that if they came true for Macbeth, he might have reason to think that they could come true for him as well.

The difference in character between them is that Macbeth is willing to sacrifice his soul to help the predictions along but Banquo refuses to do anything that would make him lose his honour, break his allegiance to the king, or blacken his conscience (Act 2 Scene 1). He is very careful not to join forces with Macbeth because he already suspects him of having a weaker character, a suspicion that he reiterates in the beginning of Act 3 when he says he...

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