Macbeth Scottish General, thane of Glamis, kills Duncan and becomes king, near the end of the play he is desensitized
Lady Macbeth Wife of Macbeth. Early in the play she is the stronger and more ruthless of the two. She convinces Macbeth to kill Duncan. In the end she is overcome with guilt and worried and commits suicide.
The Three Witches These witches plot mischief against Macbeth. Its their predictions that they made that aid Macbeth in his decision to kill King Duncan. However their true nature is never revealed to the audience. Resemble the Fates in Greek mythology.
Banquo Children are predicted by witches to inherit Scottish Throne. He can be considered a foil for macbeth. It is his ghost that haunts Macbeth not Duncan.
MacDuff Leader of Crusade to Unseat MacBeth. Want revenge on Macbeth for killing wife and son,
King Duncan Macbeth murders him for the crown. His death symbolizes the destruction of an order in Scotland that can be restored only wen Malcolm takes the throne.
Malcolm Son of King Duncan. Prior to the fight Malcolm is seen as weak and uncertain of his own power. He and his brother Donalbain flee the country after the Kings murder.
Hecate The goddess of witchcraft who helps the three witches work their mischief on macbeth
Fleance Banquos son who survives Macbeth’s attempt to murder him. At the end of the play his whereabouts are unknown.
Lennox Scottish Nobleman.. One of Duncan’s Nobles he grows Suspicious of Macbeth
Ross Scottish Nobleman . He is Macduffs cousin. In the play he acts as a messenger
The Porter The Porter is the keeper of Macbeth’s castle who imagines that he is the keeper of Hell’s Gate.
Seyton Seyton is Macbeth’s lieutenant.
Donalbain Duncan’s son and Malcolm’s younger brother
Lady Macduff Wife of Macduff.Lady Macduff represents all the good people slaughtered by Macbeth. She loves her family, and is distressed at her husband’s departure. She doesn’t really believe her husband is a traitor and is conerned only that he is safe when the murderers arrive.
Which character provides comic releif? The Porter
At beginning was was between Whom? Norway and Scotland
Who was untimely ripped from his mother womb? Macduff
Lady Macbeth can be described as
What were the 3 Apparitions ? A bloody child, a child with a crown on his head holding a tree and a head with a armored helmet
What was The prophecy the witched gave to Banquo? They predict that one day his children will be kings
Who discovers Duncan’s Body? Macduff
Who comes to overthrow macbeth at the end of the play? Macduff, Young Siward, and Malcolm
Why do the witches harm the Fat Lady’s husband? She would not give chestnuts to the first witch
Who does lady Macbeth plan to blame Duncan’s murder on? His chambermaids/servants
How Did Macbeth earn respect of the king in act one? Macbeth wins Duncan’s respect through his bravery in battle.This battle was against Norway. Macbeth Killed MacDonwald. Duncan had been told that Macbeth has performed very bravely in a battle against people who would have overthrown Duncan.
Summarize the witches prophecies for Macbeth and Banquo The witches predict three things. For Macbeth they predict he will become Thane of Cawdor and then king. For Banquo, they predict that he will not rule Scotland but will father future kings. They say Banquo will be greater but lesser than Macbeth
Explain what Lady Macbeth asks the spirits to do to get her ready for the kings execution.