Macbeth characters

Duncan the king of Scotland who Macbeth murders in order to become king himself
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 Scotland
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 and scorns them for intervening in his affairs
3 apparitions an armed head (beware Macduff), a bloody child (no one born of a woman can harm you), and a child holding a tree (you will reign until Birnam forest moves to Dunsinane
Seyton Macbeth’s servant
Lady Macbeth Macbeth’s wife who is the true mastermind behind Duncan’s murder. she accuses him of not being a man
Fleance Banquo’s son
Banquo also 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
Banquo’s prophecy you will not be king but your sons will
Three murderers hired by Macbeth to kill Fleance and Banquo
Macduff finds Macbeth suspicious, leaves his family to go to England, eventually slays Macbeth because he is not technically born of a woman
Macduff’s son is killed when Macduff’s castle is attacked, warns his mother to run
Lady Macduff Macduff’s wife who will not forgive him for leaving the castle and his family vulnerable
Lennox a Scottish noble who questions Macbeth’s rule
Ross a messenger throughout the play who tries to convince Lady Macduff that Macduff didn’t leave because he wanted to leave his family
Angus, Menteith, and Caithness scottish nobles who are opposed to Macbeth
Siward leads the English army against Macbeth
Young Siward Siward’s son who is slain by Macbeth
Macdonwald Macbeth unseams him from the nave to the chops

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