Macbeth Characters

King Duncan King of Scotland, killed by Macbeth, has two sons; Malcolm and Donalbain
Macbeth Married to Lady Macbeth, Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, King of Scotland, killed King Duncan, becomes King after Duncan’s sons run away, sees Banquo and Fleance as a threat, kills Banquo, killed by Macduff and gets his head put on a stick
Lady Macbeth Macbeth’s wife, serpent underneath, helped plan King Duncan’s murder, couldn’t handle the guilt and killed herself
The Three Witches The Weïrd Sisters, told Macbeth that he would be King, made up something about Fleance being King when Banquo asked about his fate
Hecate Powerful goddess and patron of the witches, gets mad at the other witches for not including her
Banquo Commander of Duncan’s army with Macbeth, killed by Macbeth
Fleance Banquo’s son, Macbeth wants him dead because he will be King, escapes the murderers
Macduff Thane of Fife, Scottish noble, wants Macbeth off the throne, abandoned his family, kills Macbeth and puts his head on a stick
Lady Macduff Macduff’s wife, abandoned by Macduff, killed by the murderers (Macbeth)
Malcolm King Duncan’s eldest son, ran away to England, wants Macbeth off the throne, becomes King after Macbeth dies
Donalbain King Duncan’s youngest son, ran away to Ireland
Siward Commander of the English Forces, provides troops to take over Scotland
Young Siward Siward’s son, killed in battle by Macbeth
Ross/Lennox Scottish nobles, represent the people, turn against Macbeth in the end
The Porter Guards Macbeth’s door and refers to it at the “gates of hell”

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