Banquo (Character Analysis)

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Banquo is a Scottish general in the king's army and Macbeth's friend. With Macbeth, Banquo helps Duncan's forces claim victory over the king...

(The entire section is 354 words.)

Macbeth (Character Analysis)

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Macbeth is nobleman and a Scottish general in the king's army. At the beginning of the play, he has gained recognition for himself through...

(The entire section is 1301 words.)

Lady Macbeth (Character Analysis)

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Lady Macbeth is Macbeth's wife. When the audience first sees her in I.v, she is reading a letter from Macbeth about his encounter with the...

(The entire section is 628 words.)

Macduff (Character Analysis)

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Macduff, the thane of Fife, is a Scottish nobleman. He travels with Duncan to Macbeth's castle, and with Lennox, arrives the morning after...

(The entire section is 537 words.)

Malcolm (Character Analysis)

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Malcolm is one of King Duncan's sons, the other being Donalbain. In the early part of the play, he is scarcely present, but overall he has...

(The entire section is 323 words.)

Three Witches, The Weird Sisters (Character Analysis)

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The witches in Macbeth are present in only four scenes in the play, but Macbeth's fascination with them motivates much of the play's...

(The entire section is 340 words.)

Other Characters (Descriptions)

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Angus
Angus is a Scottish nobleman. He travels with Rosse to bring King Duncan news of the battle and to bestow upon Macbeth the...

(The entire section is 2095 words.)