Spirit Animal Poster By: Erik Perez

A fox represents Macbeth's spirit animal.

Macbeth is someone who is ambitious, brave, prideful, and cunning person similar to his spirit animal, the fox. Foxes are seen as generous yet very clever and deceiving, these animals are often mistaken to be harmless to their own kind; that is not really true because they're are blinded by competitiveness and ambition so much like Macbeth. Macbeth does reveal that trait in Act 1, Scene 3 aside to himself speaking, "My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical, Shakes so my single state of man That function is smother'd in surmise, and nothing is but what is not." it is here he wonders about murdering the king to take his position. The fox can be seen as a prideful and sly or manipulative to achieve their needs. Macbeth manipulates everyone and makes them believe these lies and even sends murderers to do his dirty work such the killings of Banquo and MacDuff's family. In many cases foxes have been regarded as these clever, cunning, and ambitious canines. Macbeth has shown all of these attributes so far throughout the story and will represents the fox being a man to do whatever it takes to get what he wants no matter the cost.

Banquo's spirit animal is a lion.

Banquo like a lion share personality traits of being wise, brave, noble, and also slightly ignorant at times. I feel as though Banquo is like Mufasa from The Lion King but him not actually being a king. He does get betrayed by his own close friend Macbeth and this makes him slightly ignorant for the fact that in front of his very eyes his own friend was deceiving and also had him murdered. Banquo opposite of Macbeth does not really get to attached to the prophecies told to Macbeth and him he wisely thinks more of how vague their predicted future was and believes that there had to be some sort of explanation. Banquo's nobility and loyalty to his dear friend Macbeth shows just how much he is like a lion. They are always depicted as noble, wise, and fearless creatures. Banquo is no coward and shows signs of courage as a warrior in battle and father to his son, Fleance, who he helps escape from the murders. Banquo does show little signs of ambition that also lead to his death, but more loyalty due to the fact that he does not snitch on Macbeth because he that good of a person.

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Created with images by Bruce Guenter - "Grandma's Eyelashes" • tpsdave - "fox wildlife animal" • down@earth - "Lion"

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