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1

Duncan

He is the King of Scotland at the beginning of the play.

•Macbeth and Lady Macbeth murder him in his sleep.

2

Macbeth

Macbeth is a warrior and the Thane of Glamis. His ambitions lead him to betray and murder his king.

3

Lady Macbeth

She is the ambitious wife of Macbeth. She encourages him to murder the king and helps him to do it.

Her downfall as guilt and isolation lead her to her mental breakdown and death.


She is Dominant, Cunning, Determined and Haunted.

4

Macduff

Macduff is the honourable Thane who brings retribution to Macbeth. He is the man of destiny “not born of woman”.

5

Banquo

He is Macbeth’s honourable and loyal friend. He resists the temptation presented by the witches and is later murdered by Macbeth.

6

The Witches

The witches are demonic. They provide information but do not directly invite humans to commit crimes.