Macbeth



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All (13)
AngusAngus is a thane in Macbeth.
Attendant (3)
BanquoBanquo is a captain in Macbeth who, with Macbeth, meets the three witches and hears their prophecies. He is later murdered on Macbeth's orders, but his ghost haunts Macbeth at a feast.
CaithnessCathness is a thane in Macbeth
Doctor (2)A Scottish Doctor witnesses Lady Macbeth sleepwalking in Macbeth.
DonalbainDonalbain (hist) is the second son of Duncan in Macbeth.
DuncanDuncan (hist) is the king of Scotland, murdered in Macbeth.
First ApparitionThree Apparitions appear to Macbeth with prophecies, in Macbeth
First Murderer (2)Three murderers kill Banquo, although his son Fleance escapes them, in Macbeth.
First WitchThree Witches initiate Macbeth's lust for the crown of Scotland in Macbeth.
FleanceFleance is the son of Banquo in Macbeth. He escapes when his father is murdered.
Gentlewoman (2)A Gentlewoman attends on Virgilia, in Coriolanus
HecateHecate is a leader of the witches in Macbeth.
Lady MacbethLady Macbeth (hist), wife to the protagonist in Macbeth, is a central character who conspires with her husband to murder Duncan. She later goes mad and dies, possibly through suicide.
Lady MacduffLady Macduff, wife to Macduff, is murdered, with her children, in Macbeth.
LennoxLennox is a thane in Macbeth.
Lord (4)A Lord conspires with Lennox in Macbeth.
Lords (1)A Lord conspires with Lennox in Macbeth.
Macbeth (character)Macbeth (hist) is the central character in Macbeth. Influenced by the prophecies of three witches, he murders Duncan to take his place as king of Scotland.
MacduffMacduff is the Thane of Fife in Macbeth. Not being "born of woman", he fights on Malcolm's side at the end of the play, and kills Macbeth.
MalcolmMalcolm (hist) is the eldest son of Duncan in Macbeth.
MenteithMenteth is a thane in Macbeth.
Messenger (15)
Old Man (2)An Old Man reports the supernatural happenings on the night of Duncan's murder to Ross, in Macbeth.
Porter (4)The Porter is a clown in Macbeth.
RossRoss is a thane in Macbeth.
Second ApparitionThree Apparitions appear to Macbeth with prophecies, in Macbeth
Second Murderer (2)Three murderers kill Banquo, although his son Fleance escapes them, in Macbeth.
Second WitchThree Witches initiate Macbeth's lust for the crown of Scotland in Macbeth.
Sergeant (3)
Servant (9)
SeytonSeyton is a servant in Macbeth.
SiwardSeyward (hist) is the Earl of Northumberland in Macbeth.
Soldiers
Son (2)Macduff's Son is murdered on Macbeth's orders.
Third ApparitionThree Apparitions appear to Macbeth with prophecies, in Macbeth
Third MurdererThree murderers kill Banquo, although his son Fleance escapes them, in Macbeth.
Third Witch (3)Three Witches initiate Macbeth's lust for the crown of Scotland in Macbeth.
Young SiwardYoung Seyward is the son of the Earl of Northumberland in Macbeth.


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