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What does Banquo wonder about the witches prophecy?

What does Banquo think about the witches prophecies? Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead? He knows they suspect him of oful play, and he is furioue that he has done all of the work of becoming king, and banquos descendants will benefit from it rather than his. Macbeth says he will be alone until the feast.

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Likewise, how does Banquo feel about the witches prophecy?

Banquo laughs at the prophecies but Macbeth is excited, especially as soon after their meeting with the witches Macbeth is made Thane of Cawdor by King Duncan, in return for his bravery in the battle. He writes to his wife, Lady Macbeth, who is as excited as he is.

Furthermore, what are the three prophecies The Witches give Banquo? During this meeting, the prediction that the three witches make about Banquo is that his sons would be kings. The first witch says, "Lesser than Macbeth, and greater." (Act I, scene iii) The second says, "Not so happy, yet much happier." (Act I, scene iii).

Similarly, it is asked, do the assassins succeed in killing Banquo and Fleance?

Yes, they kill both of them. They kill Banquo but Fleance escapes. No, they both escape and vow revenge.

What does Banquo request of the witches?

Indeed, Banquo wants the witches to prophesy over him. He claims that Macbeth's prophecy is beautiful and he desires one of his very own. Then the witches tell him that his sons shall be kings: Your sons will be kings, even though you will not be king.

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