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Psychoanalytic: Banquo

MACBTH-EVYEAM

In Act 3.1, Macbeth says about Banquo,

tis much he dares; / And, to that dauntless temper of his mind, / He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valour / To act in safety.

What does Macbeth recognize about Banquo, according to psychoanalytic literary theory?

A

Banquo suffers from an Oedipal complex.

B

Unlike the Macbeths, Banquo has a healthy ego.

C

Banquo's id has learned to restrain itself in certain situations.

D

Banquo's superego is preeminent in his psyche.

E

Banquo's caution was a form of repressing the memories of the witches' prophecies.