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Banquo’s Diary – End of Act 2

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Banquo's Diary - End of Act 2 I am writing this entry, sitting at a desk in Scone. I have recently witnessed my dear friend Macbeth crowned King of Scotland. I am still in shock after the strange happenings of the past few days, so I am not yet overcome with neither joy nor grief. I should be happy for Macbeth, yet I feel that something inside me will not allow me to be so. These events, I fear, have not happened by chance, but that something evil, something supernatural is at work. Macbeth and I felt immense pride, on that fateful day as we rode, victorious, over the moor. ...read more.


Of course, I chose not to believe these 'instruments of darkness'. Amazingly, minutes after the sisters had vanished, Macbeth was announced Thane of Cawdor. We were both quite taken aback, for the beings had foretold that very thing. I think our minds both raced towards the third prediction, "All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!" I believe that Macbeth began to think about how to make the third prophecy a reality. We spoke no more about it. Surprisingly, Malcolm was named Duncan's successor, though Macbeth was firm favourite in my mind, at least. The next time I spoke to Macbeth was that strange night in the courtyard. ...read more.


Macduff asked Macbeth why he killed the guards, and, as Macbeth was replying, Lady Macbeth fainted. This was most peculiar, though it is possible that she was so overcome with grief that it had affected her health. I could sense something wrong, something evil in the air. I could also sense that the three weird sisters were not entirely blameless. I sit, a nervous wreck on this wooden stool. Macduff has these uneasy feelings too, as he was not present for the coronation. Malcolm and Donalbain have wisely fled, for fear of their safety. But what of Fleance? Did the sisters not say that my sons shall be kings? We shall just have to wait with baited breath to see. ~Banquo ?? ?? ?? ?? Rachel Butler ...read more.

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