Characters of Macbeth and Iambic Pentameter

King Duncan -King of Scotland-Killed by Macbeth-2 sons: Malcolm & Donalbain
Malcolm -older son of King Duncan-flees to England after his father dies-becomes king of Scotland at the end
Donalbain -the younger son of King Duncan-flees to Ireland after his father dies
Macbeth -Thane of Glamis and Cawdor-Kills Duncan-becomes king of Scotland-Sends murderers to kill Banquo, Lady Macduff and her son-is beheaded by Macduff
Lady Macbeth -Macbeth’s wife-Encourages Macbeth to kill Duncan and makes a plan-wants to be Queen-dies at the end, possibly killed herself
Banquo -Macbeth’s best friend-Fleance is his son-all his sons will be kings-suspects Macbeth-killed by hired murderers-Macbeth sees his ghost many times
Fleance -Banquo’s son-escapes from being murdered -Macbeth sees him as a threat
Macduff -Thane of Fife-plots with Malcolm to kill Macbeth-beheads Macbeth.
Lady Macduff -Macduff’s wife-Killed by Macbeth’s hired men along with her children
Lennox -a noble man of King Duncan’s court and army-loyal to King Duncan
Ross -A Scottish nobleman-messenger
Angus Scottish nobleman
3 Witches -they told Macbeth that he would be Thane of Cawdor and king-they also told him about the prohecies
Iambic Pentameter 5 pairs of unstressed then stressed syllables in that order
Blank Verse unrhymed iambic pentameter that Shakespeare used in his plays
Iambic Pentameter tells actors what? how fast or slow to speak lines

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