In Macbeth, what was Banquo's mortal wound?


In Macbeth, what was Banquo's mortal wound?


Macbeth is a 1606 tragedy written by English playwright and actor William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616). Following the premonition of three witches, Scottish general Macbeth murders his king, Duncan, and claims the throne. A major source for the play was the Daemonologie by King James VI of Scotland (later King James I of England), in which he recounts the trial of witches who attempted to sink the boat he was on via witchcraft.

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Banquo is savagely murdered by two hired assassins, and suffers a number of mortal wounds. These are recounted to Macbeth after the crime, by the...

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Banquo in Macbeth: Character Analysis, Death & Characteristics


Chapter 1 / Lesson 15

Find out who Banquo is in William Shakespeare's ''Macbeth'' and view his character traits. Read about Banquo's death, his ghost, and who kills Banquo.

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