Macbeth Soliloquy Glossary: To be thus is nothing (3.1.47-71) He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour/To act in safety (53-4)
Macbeth expresses his appreciation for the virtues of Banquo. It is interesting to note that "in Macbeth, the role and characterization of Banquo differs considerably from Holinshed's Chronicles. In both texts, Banquo initially is a noble soldier fighting along side Macbeth. However, Holinshed reports that Banquo becomes an accomplice in the murder of King Duncan" (Mabillard, Macbeth's Sources).