character in Macbeth

Banquo is a character in William Shakespeare's 1606 play Macbeth. He was a friend of the play's villain Macbeth. Banquo was the thane of Lochaber. He was killed by murderers hired by Macbeth so that he doesn't get in the way of Macbeth's reign as king. His son, Fleance was with him during the attack and lives.[1]

Banquo's ghost haunting Macbeth

References Edit

  1. Nagarajan, S. (October 1956). "A Note on Banquo". Shakespeare Quarterly. Folger Shakespeare Library. 7 (4): 371–6. doi:10.2307/2866356. JSTOR 2866356.