Banquo Monologue

Macbeth has it all now, king, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the witches promised. I am afraid that he has used devious means to make this all happen.
I really need to report these suspicions to Donaldbain in Ireland as soon as possible.
What happened to Macbeth, I never thought he’d do such a thing, I thought he was a good man with a heart.   How could he kill the King? The idea of becoming King obviously appeals to him. These are not only suspicions,   I have proof, such as the things that I witnessed that night before the king died , and everyone in this castle need to know the truth.

I remember that after our battle against the Norwegians, Macbeth and I encountered three witches claiming knowledge of the future about what will happen to me and him. But I don’t trust those predictions of theirs. I always believe that witches have grudges.   The first prediction is that Macbeth was to be the Thane of Cawdor, and then the three witches forecast that he will be a king, and so, now that he is a king, and just killed Duncan, I am afraid that he is now capable of more evil doing, and I believe that many more lives will be killed.

The third prediction that I heard from those weird sisters was equally as puzzling. Fleance and my other future descendants are to become ascendants to the throne? I was surprised and shocked when I heard those predictions. I don’t trust those witches; I’ve seen people that trusted in witches and it always leads to danger.   And how is Fleance to become king? That would mean no Macbeth, and no Malcolm and Donaldbain as well. I am sure there would be a down side in this prophecy coming true. But If ever Fleance will be a king, I’m sure he will be a good king, I can imagine Fleance, my son, being king: in a peaceful castle, with happy nation and a superior economy.

Macbeth doesn’t know any of my worries, but I cannot keep these secret for long. I am becoming increasingly suspicious every moment I am with him. I know that my life will be in...