Example research essay topic: Character Sketch Of Banquo Of The King’s Army – 329 words

Banquo is a General of the Kings Army. He has a
young son named Fleance, who seems to be an early
teenager, evident from his picture on Page 14,
where Banquo calls him boy, in Act II Scene I, and
on the sidebar of that same Act and Scene, where
it says he is a young boy. Banquo is a good friend
of Macbeth, who is a fellow General. Coming back
from a large battle in the first Act, on a barren
heath, they are encountered by the Three Witches.
Banquo receives his prophecy, albeit greedily,
declaring him father to a line of Kings, as well
as being happier than Macbeth. They also
cryptically predict he will be not happy, yet
happier than Macbeth, and lesser than Macbeth, and
also greater. He is a good and close friend to
Macbeth in the first Act, as well as having a
similar personality and loyalty, however that all
changes in Act II.

As the sidebar says in Act II
Scene I, and also can be interpreted from their
light verbal joust in said Act and Scene, there is
a rift growing between them. Banquo is being
invaded by corrupt dreams about his prophecy, much
like Macbeth, but he has much more resolve. He
cannot sleep because he cant fight these dreams
while unconscious in sleep. It shows that Banquo
is going to attain this prophecy, by means
intended, instead of murdering and plundering for
greed like Macbeth. This outlines a difference in
these two men, that Banquo is against evil, stated
by, My bosom franchisd and allegiance clear. This
foreshadows things to come however, and what can
be attained is that Banquo will be sought out to
die by Macbeth, because Banquo could make the
connections between Duncans murder and his
prophecy as being a sinister interpretation by
Macbeth himself.

Act II causes a sharp split in
the parallel paths of Macbeth and Banquo with
regards to their personalities and their scruples..

Research essay sample on Character Sketch Of Banquo Of The Kings Army