Macbeth Character Identification

Duncan King of Scotland; relative of Macbeth
Malcolm Duncan’s son
Donalbain Duncan’s son and Malcolm’s younger brother, flees to Ireland after the murder of his father
Macbeth one of Duncan’s generals; wants to become King of Scotland; murders Duncan and slays anyone in the way of his kingship
Banquo The brave, noble general whose children, according to the witches’ prophecy, will inherit the Scottish throne.
Macduff A Scottish nobleman hostile to Macbeth’s kingship from the start. He eventually becomes a leader of the crusade to unseat Macbeth.
Lennox Urges Macduff to bring Malcolm back from England as the rightful heir to the throne
Ross, Menteith, Angus, Caithness Noblemen
Fleance Son to Banquo
Seward Earl of Northumberland, general of the English forces
Young Siward Son of Seward
Seyton An officer attending on Macbeth
Porter The drunken doorman of Macbeth’s castle.
Lady Macbeth Ruthless sleepwalker who gives bad advice to her husband
Lady Macduff Macduff’s wife
Graymalkin First witches helper, a gray cat.
Weird sisters 3 witches who seem to have knowledge of “wyrd,” or fate of people’s future; three witches who predicted Macbeth’s reception of the title of Thane of Cawdor and his climb unto the throne of Scotland
Paddock Second witches helper, a toad