In Macbeth, what's the difference between Banquo and Macbeth?What's the difference between the two?

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jseligmann eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Macbeth is related to King Duncan/Banquo is not.

Macbeth has a wife/Banquo seems not have one any longer.

Macbeth has no children/Banquo has a son named Fleance.

Macbeth is tempted into action by the witches' prophesy/ Banquo is not tempted.

Macbeth murders Duncan to become king and fears Banquo and is jealous of the prophesy that the line of Banquo's children will be kings.

Macbeth has Banquo killed.

Banquo appears to Macbeth as a bloody ghost.

Macbeth is killed by MacDuff.

Yes, Macbeth and Banquo, who start the play as friends and courageous warriors, turn out to be two very different men.

charliecornel | Student

macbeth is called macbeth and banquo is called banquo

allynah | Student


1.his great qualities

2.his imagination

3.his horror of the deed of murder

4.his feelings after murder

5.the conciousness of guilt

6.retains our sympathy till the end


1.A valiant and loyal soldier

2.banquo's attitude towards the witches

3.his power of imagination

4.his integrity

5.his reaction to duncan's murder

6.banquo's soliloquy

aluntz | Student

Banquo isn't curious about the witches as for Macbeth is very much curious of them.