Macbeth

Duncan the king of Scotland who Macbeth murders in order to become king himself
Banquo receives a prophecy from the witches but does not change his actions because of it, Macbeth murders him and his ghost returns to haunt Macbeth
Malcolm one of Duncan’s sons who is thought to have murdered Duncan, flees to England
Donalbain one of Duncan’s sons who is thought to have murdered Duncan, flees to Ireland
Macbeth protagonist who receives a prophecy from the witches that tells him that he will be Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and king
the 3 weird sisters give Macbeth the prophecy and are examples of the theme “appearances can be misleading”
the prophecy says Macbeth will be the thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis, and King
Hecate overseer of the witches who is associated with the moon, tells them to give Macbeth false security
Lady Macbeth the true mastermind behind Duncan’s murder; accuses Maxbeth him of not being a man
Three murderers hired by Macbeth to kill Fleance and Banquo
Macduff finds Macbeth suspicious, leaves his family to go to England, eventually slays Macbeth
armed head (apparition) warns Macbeth to beware of Macduff
a bloody child (apparition) tells Macbeth, “no one born of a woman can harm you”
a child holding a tree (apparition) tells Macbeth, “you will reign until Birnam Wood moves to Dunsinane”
ambition Macbeth’s reason for murdering Duncan
being made Thane of Cawdor Macbeth’s reward for defeating the king of Norway
a diamond Duncan’s gift to lady Macbeth in gratitude for her hospitality
bell summons Macbeth to murder Duncan
daggar Macbeth hallucinates this object just before he kills Duncan
to provide comic relief the primary purpose of the scene with the porter
love for Duncan the reason Macbeth gives for killing the groomsmen
While sleeping, Duncan looks like her father the reason Lady Macbeth gives for not killing Duncan herself
sleep the thing Macbeth “murdered” in addition to Duncan
the grooms’ bloody daggars what Macbeth brought back with him from Duncan’s murder
Scone location of Macbeth’s coronation
to England to raise troops for Malcolm where Macduff goes when he leaves Scotland
blood Macbeth says about justice, “Blood will have _____”
overconfidence According to Hecate, this is the chief enemy of mortals
Macbeth’s ironical statement “the dead Duncan is better off than the crowned Macbeth”
Banquo’s ghost sits in Macbeth’s chair at a banquet
a childhood disease Lady Macbeth’s excuse for her husband’s strange behavior at a banquet
Will Banquo’s heirs become kings? What Macbeth wants to know after the three apparitions appear to him
a mirror the object carried by the apparition of the last king in the line of kings
Malcolm’s return according to Ross, this would inspire Scotland
Siward he leads English troops into Scotland
Macbeth has no children the fact that keeps Macduff from getting complete revenge against Macbeth
Lady Macduff she and her children are murdered by Macbeth’s henchmen
lies about his own character what Malcolm does to check the loyalty of Macduff to Scotland
walking and talking in her sleep the evidence of internal turmoil within Lady Macbeth
God the doctor said this is Lady Macbeth’s only hope for a cure
Birnam Wood where loyal Scotsmen meet up with English troops
tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow the beginning of Macbeth’s speech when he learns of Lady Macbeth’s death
suicide Malcolm suggested this as the cause of Lady Macbeth’s death

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