Macbeth Character Study Guide

Macbeth Thane of Glamis; Becomes Thane of Cawdor; commits regicide to become king
Lady Macbeth wife of macbeth
Banquo General; trusted friend of Macbeth; murdered by hired killers
Fleance Banquo’s son
Duncan King of Scotland; relative of Macbeth
Malcolm Eldest son of Duncan; Prince of Cumberland; In line for the throne
Donalbain Youngest son of Duncan
Macduff Thane of Fife; Dedicated to the good of Scotland
Ross Cousin to Macduff
Lennox Nobleman; loyal to Duncan
Seyton Lieutenant to Macbeth
Siward English Earl; supporter of Malcolm
Young Siward Bravely faces Macbeth though he is killed in battle
Three Witches Predict Macbeth’s ambitions will soon come true; later predict his downfall; sometimes referred to as the Weird Sisters (“weird” means “fate” in Old english)

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