For example, the witches say "Lesser than Macbeth, and greater/ Not so happy, yet much happier/Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none:" (Shakespeare
1.3.65-68). Shakespeare uses paradoxes to define a contrast between Banquo and Macbeth. The paradoxes suggest how Banquo will never be able to see his own glory even though he is better than Macbeth is. Banquo knew that his sons would pose a threat to Macbeth’s reign as King but chose not to do anything change fate into his favour even after Macbeth got crowned.
His last attempt to save his son Fleance from getting killed by the murderers shows he has more concern for others than for himself. Banquo is not seen as someone as honorable as Macbeth in the beginning, however, Banquo’s willpower to always do what is right for the greater good, is what makes him more virtuous than