What is one internal conflict shown for each Lady Macbeth, Macbeth and Banquo and what act/scene from Macbeth are they shown in?

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Doug Stuva eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In Shakespeare's, Macbeth, Macbeth himself faces internal conflict when he is trying to decide whether or not to assassinate Duncan (Act 1.7).  You can read his thoughts going back and forth between wanting to kill Duncan and not wanting to.

Lady Macbeth reveals her inner conflicts when she sleepwalks and reveals her guilt about what she's done, and what Macbeth does once she gets him started (Act 5.1)

Banquo suffers from inner conflict because he suspects Macbeth of treachery, but Macbeth is his friend and Banquo doesn't know for sure.  He is also conflicted, because his heirs are predicted to be kings, and he would like to see that happen (Act 3.1).

Banquo, of course, doesn't act on either of his conflicts.  He doesn't go on a murder spree to secure the thrown for his heirs as Macbeth does, and he doesn't attempt to expose Macbeth and revenge Duncan.  The latter bit of inaction, of course, costs him his life.