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How does Macbeth’s ordering the murder of Banquo in Act III help develop one of the play’s major themes?

It shows that unchecked ambition can lead a person to ignore any sense of loyalty, friendship, or honor.

It shows that decent men are also naïve men who can never hope to defeat tyrants.

It shows that the predictions of supernatural beings cannot be trusted.

It shows that anyone who supports tyranny will ultimately be punished.

2 Answer

  • The correct answer is A - it shows that unchecked ambition can lead a person to ignore any sense of loyalty, friendship, or honor.
    Before Macbeth heard the witches' prophecy, he was a decent soldier who had a great friendship with Banquo. However, once he found out he would become ruler, his ambition sparked and he realized that there wasn't anything he wouldn't do to make that prophecy come true, even if it meant killing his best friend, and later on, the king as well.
  • Answer:

    A - it shows that unchecked ambition can lead a person to ignore any sense of loyalty, friendship, or honor.

    Explanation:

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