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Shakespeares Macbeth is a most intriguing play for its time Not many plays beforehand had involved the death of a king wrongfully as it was believed that the King was chosen by God Himself and that to kill a King is a mortal sin Shakespeare however managed to fit the murder of a king the benefits and the down falls of Macbeths plot to rule s Macbeth is definitely of the horror genre Act 3 Scene 4 Shakespeare portrays how Banquos ghost returns from the dead after being murdered by men who Macbeth himself hired to seat himself in Macbeths place at a large banquet The significance of this is very important as this is the first royal banquet Macbeth has held and to seat himself in the Kings chair is mocking Macbeths right to the throne itself Of course Macbeth does not have a right to the throne as he wrongfully murdered the former King Duncan to get it Then he had Banquo murdered hopefully to have his son Fleance murdered as well to stop Banquos children from inheriting the throne The plot by now begins to grow thicker and the ties between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are beginning to loosen as they begin to wear down under the strain of their precious secretquestion is why does Banquo return at all Hes dead after all but there are two choices which both seemingly point to the same thing Either to taunt Macbeth to frighten him a punishment for all the wrongs he has committed or simply to keep his promise to Macbeth that he would be at the feast Fail not our feast My Lord I will notway the overall conclusion is that Banquo is there to taunt Macbeth to haunt him It is in a way a sign showing Macbeth that things will not be so easy for him in future times are many differences to the play if it were to be
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