Macbeth

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Duncan's Duty

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DUNCAN: Welcome hither. I have begun to plant thee and will labour to make thee full of growing. Noble Banquo, that has no less deserved, nor must be known no less to have done so, let me enfold thee and hold thee to my heart.

BANQUO: There if I grow, the harvest is your own.

A

a contrast between what is given and what is actually deserved.

B

an extended metaphor comparing Duncan's subjects to growing plants.

C

a collection of images that help convey Duncan's complex personality.

D

the symbolism of an embrace representing trust and friendship.

E

the difference between a king and his subject as represented by the length of lines.