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Characters in Macbeth

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Jennifer Purssell

on 13 September 2017

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Transcript of Characters in Macbeth

Characters in Macbeth
Friends of Macbeth
Tragic hero
Thane of Glamis and Cawdor, King of Scotland
Lady Macbeth
Macbeth's wife.
Encourages him to kill Duncan.
Later goes mad from guilt.
Macbeth's best friend until Macbeth has him murdered.
Appears as a ghost at Macbeth;s dinner party.
Enemies of Macbeth
Servants or Co-workers of Macbeth
The three witches
Malcolm and Donalbain
Macduff and his family
Siward and Young Siward
Son of Banquo
Escapes the three murderers sent to kill him.
Siward = Earl of Northumberland and general of the English army that comes to get Macbeth.
Young Siward honoured when killed in battle by Macbeth.
A much-loved, benevolent king.
Has a lot of faith in Macbeth until he is murdered.
Father to princes Malcolm and Donalbain.
The sons of Duncan.
Malcolm is the rightful king.
Flee to England while Macbeth is king.
Eventually re-take the throne
Macduff is loyal to Duncan but never trusts Macbeth.
Goes to England to help Malcolm.
Family is killed as revenge for his change of sides.
Queen of the witches
Three women who give Macbeth the predictions that begin his path to tyranny.
Angus, Menteith and Caithness
Scottish noblemen
Scottish nobleman and messenger
Macbeth's lietenant.
One of Duncan's nobles.
Observer and sarcastic commentator.
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