Characters Macbeth Novel

Macbeth is a Scottish general and the thane of Glamis who is led to wicked thoughts by the prophecies of the three witches, especially after their prophecy that he will be made thane of Cawdor comes true.
Lady Macbeth Macbeth’s wife, a deeply ambitious woman who lusts for power and position.
Macduff A Scottish nobleman hostile to Macbeth’s kingship from the start. He eventually becomes a leader of the crusade to unseat Macbeth. The crusade’s mission is to place the rightful king, Malcolm, on the throne, but Macduff also desires vengeance for Macbeth’s murder of Macduff’s wife and young son.
Malcolm The son of Duncan, whose restoration to the throne signals Scotland’s return to order following Macbeth’s reign of terror. He becomes a serious challenge to Macbeth with Macduff’s aid (and the support of England).
Lady Macduff Macduff’s wife. The scene in her castle provides our only glimpse of a domestic realm other than that of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Menteith is among the Scottish forces that are marching to join Malcolm and the English army in Birnam wood before Macbeth’s castle. He opens the scene by saying, “The English power is near, led on by Malcolm, / His uncle Siward and the good .
Young Siward was of the Scottish forces that marched to join the English in Birnam wood. “there is Siward’s son, / And many unrough youths that even now / Protest their first of manhood”
Earl Siward english general
Ross a Scottish nobleman, delivers the news to Siward that Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier’s debt.
Seyton attendant to Macbeth.
Caithness a Scottish (army force) nobleman.When someone asks about Macbeth, he says “Great Dunsinane he strongly fortifies: / Some say he’s mad; others that lesser hate him / Do call it valiant fury”
Donalbain Duncan’s son and Malcolm’s younger brother.
Angus a Scottish nobleman, although he is not named in the stage directions, He is probably among the thanes who are present at the end of the play, and who honor the victorious Malcolm by shouting “Hail, King of Scotland!”
Banquo the brave, noble general whose children, according to the witches’ prophecy, will inherit the Scottish throne. Like Macbeth, Banquo thinks ambitious thoughts, but he does not translate those thoughts into action.
Duncan the good King of Scotland whom Macbeth, in his ambition for the crown, murders. Duncan is the model of a virtuous, benevolent, and farsighted ruler.
Lennox a Scottish nobleman, is among the Scottish forces that are marching to join Malcolm and the English army in Birnam wood before Macbeth’s castle. “Or so much as it needs, / To dew the sovereign flower and drown the weeds. / Make we our march towards Birnam”
Fleance Banquo’s son, who survives Macbeth’s attempt to murder him. At the end of the play, his whereabouts are unknown. Presumably, he may come to rule Scotland, fulfilling the witches’ prophecy that Banquo’s sons will sit on the Scottish throne.
Hecate The goddess of witchcraft, who helps the three witches work their mischief on Macbeth.
Witches the Weird Sisters, three “black and midnight hags” who plot mischief against Macbeth using charms, spells, and prophecies. Their predictions prompt him to murder Duncan, to order the deaths of Banquo and his son, and to blindly believe in his own immortality.

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