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In Shakespeares tragedy Macbeth the audience is able to see various motifs in the dialogue the characters A motif is a main element that is to be elaborated on One motif that plays a subtle but effective component of the play is the growth motif One of the first signs of the growth motif can be noticed in Act One Scene 3 lines 58-60 where Banquo declares If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not speak then to me who neither beg nor fear your favors nor your hate Banquo is asking the witches which one of these seeds is he He wants to know if hell become successful or just another average flower He shows uncertainty towards the witches prophecies but at this point his curiosity urges him to ask this question In Act One Scene 5 lines 27-33 Duncan says I have begun to plant thee and will labor to make thee full of growing Noble Banquo thou hast no less deserved nor must be known no less than have done so This statement means that Duncan has got Banquo on track to be a great leader and that he Duncan will do everything possible to help him prosper Banquo proceeds to say There if I grow the harvest is your own He implies here that if he does turn out well Duncan is the one that will reap the benefits This affects the plot because Macbeth is in the presence of this conversation and it is this exchange that probably advances thought of murder This is because Duncan shows that he is in favor of Banquos success which in turn angers Macbeth not expressed physically but in thought This chat also shows how grateful Banquo is towards his king and will be the basis of event to come In Act Three Scene 1 Macbeth slowly grows more
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