How does Shakespeare present the attitudes of Macbeth and Banquo towards the supernatural in Act 1 Scene 3?

Macbeth feels that committing regicide will be a “supernatural soliciting”. The word “supernatural” demonstrates that Macbeth acknowledges that such an act is “against the use of nature.” It suggests that if Macbeth kills Duncan, he will forever be trapped in the supernatural world for his dishonourable action.

What is Macbeth’s self interest?

Initially his ambition was driven by Lady Macbeth, but as we progress we see his ambition driven by his own desire to remain in power. He does this through the brutal killings of Macduffs family and Banquo. His selfishness ultimately drives him to his downfall.

What does the Tomorrow soliloquy reveal about Macbeth?

In this soliloquy, Macbeth mourns his meaningless life, and the time after his wife’s death. He states that life is full of events and action, however absurd, and short, and completely meaningless at the end.

Can the devil speak true Macbeth?

Banquo is aware of the possibility that the prophecies may have been the work of supernatural dark forces, as exemplified in his lines “What? Can the Devil speak true?” (108) and “oftentimes, to win us to our harm, / The instruments of Darkness tell us truths . . . — (only) to betray us” (123-125).

How do Macbeth and Banquo react to the supernatural essay?

Macbeth and Banquo each react differently to the witches’ prophecies. Banquo senses that the witches are evil and is deeply suspicious of their powers. Unlike Macbeth, he has no ambition to be king. Banquo was not afraid to talk to the witches and demanded that they tell him what the future had in store for him.

What is Macbeth’s thoughts about his inner self?

At the start of the play Macbeth’s self perception is that of a noble warrior. He views himself as a chivalrous, loyal, and honourable soldier to his king.

Is Macbeth selfish?

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are both selfish, but they show it in different ways and suffer in different ways. Lady Macbeth is singled-minded while Macbeth originally has scruples. They both only murder King Duncan for their own growth in society.

What do Macbeth’s last words mean?

His last words are a display of his kind and benevolent character; but they also show how he is perhaps slightly too kind and too trusting. Macbeth says before murdering him that he “Hath borne his faculties so meek” meaning that he was humble – maybe too humble.