Macbeth Gets prophecies from the three whitches he will be Thane of Cawdor and later King of Scotland after Duncan ; Becomes King of Scotland after murdering Duncan; Indirectly murders Banquo and Macduff’s family and servants; Murdered by Macduff; His response to every problem is violence and murder
Lady Macbeth Macbeth’s wife, a deeply ambitious woman who lusts for power and position. Early in the play she seems to be the stronger and more ruthless of the two, as she urges her husband to kill Duncan and seize the crown. After the bloodshed begins, however, Lady Macbeth falls victim to guilt and madness to an even greater degree than her husband. Her conscience affects her to such an extent that she eventually commits suicide
Macduff A Scottish nobleman who opposes Macbeth’s kingship from the start. He eventually becomes a leader of the crusade to unseat Macbeth, Gets 10,000 soldiers from England to fight 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. Thane of Fife
Banquo Macbeth’s best friend, the witches tell Banquo that he will not be king himself, but that his descendants will be. Later, Macbeth in his lust for power sees Banquo as a threat and has him murdered by two hired assassins; Banquo’s son, Fleance, escapes. Banquo’s character stands as a rebuke to Macbeth, since he represents the path Macbeth chose not to take: a path in which ambition need not lead to betrayal and murder.
the three witches Supernatural beings who tell Macbeth and Banquo prophecy’s, the whitches spark his ambition after they told him he would be King after Duncan.
ambition Although he is encouraged by the Witches, Macbeth’s true downfall is his own ambition. Lady Macbeth is as ambitious as her husband, encouraging him to commit murder to achieve their goals. Both Macbeths fail to see how their ambition makes them cross moral lines and will lead to their downfall. Once Macbeth kills Duncan, his ambition to hold on to his title as king becomes intertwined with his paranoia. Rather than being able to enjoy the fruits of his ambition, he becomes obsessed with maintaining the power he’s won
Antithesis the direct opposite, a sharp contrast, antithesis is intended to be noticeable and interesting to the reader or listener. The intention is that it creates an effect that will help users increase to persuasive qualities of their language.
prophecy TFA One way of understanding Okonkwo’s suicide is as the result of a self-fulfilling prophecy regarding his fear of failure. He is so afraid of ending up precisely the way he does end up that he brings about his own end in the worst manner imaginable. No one forces his hand when he slays the messenger; rather, the act constitutes a desperate attempt to reassert his manhood.
trees In other words, the witches are saying: don’t worry, Macbeth, you’re fine. You will only be conquered when the Great Birnam Forest walks to Dunsinane Hill. Obviously, since trees don’t usually do much marching, Macbeth thinks he’s safe. The witches are being tricky, though: the “wood” turns out to be a bunch of soldiers disguising themselves with tree branches as they travel to Dunsinane Hill to defeat Macbeth.

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