To Murder Or Not To Murder
Today I was confronted by the King to assassinate Banquo and his son, Fleance. I am conflicted as to what I should do. Should I be obedient, follow my orders and kill him? Or should I disobey my direct orders from the King?
Should I weigh the pros and cons? The good deeds Banquo has done? The bad too?
Banquo is seen as a brave, noble general who is loved by many. He has led his army in many battles on behalf of Scotland with successful outcomes. A couple years ago we were invaded by the filthy Englishmen. We were outnumbered seven to one. Though the odds were never in Banquo’s favor and our men saw no hope. With the odds stacked against Banquo, he led his men into battle still having hope in them. In the short amount of time Banquo was given, he was able to come up with completely new strategies. Although the strategy, funneling was risky he had hope and rode into the battlefield with honor. He was successful in this battle, but to others Banquo is someone who is blinded by pride.
The commons all respect and see Banquo as a brave, noble general, but there are also people who despise him. His act of bravery and intelligence was also seen as an act of foolishness and considered a fluke. To gamble his own men’s life with a strategy that has never been used before is completely absurd! Had he done his job and properly trained his men, the casualties would have been significantly less. This is completely outrages now that I’m putting some thought into it. But why does it matter? What’s done is done and there is nothing we can do about it except to learn from it.
King Macbeth has the only right to rule this country. He may be stepping out of line, but King Macbeth is only doing this so he can maintain his title of King and help keep his country at it’s peak. I can only imagine the bitter-sweet adventure the King goes through every day. The amount of request he receives every day from both the officials and commons...