Major Characters (Macbeth) (The Witches (Prophets who love Macbeth (They…
Major Characters (Macbeth)
Prophets who love Macbeth
They do not die, but they are the cause of many murders within the play
Ambition is to get Macbeth to the throne and to somewhat tell the future
"Double, double toil and trouble"
Married to Macbeth
She kills herself off stage
Ambition is to help Macbeth keep power so that she may be Queen of the Scots
"Air drawn dagger"
Is married to Lady Macduff; suspects Macbeth of regicide and kills him
Does not die, but does kill Macbeth
Ambition is to be a hero and save Scotland from tyranny
"The power of man, for none of woman born / Shall harm Macbeth"
Married to Lady Macbeth; General of Scotland's army
Is murdered by Macduff in a legendary battle
Ambition is to take the throne
"If chance may have me king, why chance may crown me without my stir"
the Thane of Lochaber; Macbeth's first ally
Dies of a planned murder by people instructed by Macbeth
Original ambition seems to be to help Macbeth, but it ends up changing to a want to foil Macbeth
"cursed thoughts that nature / gives way to in repose!"
King of the Scots
Is killed by Macbeth, so that Macbeth can take the throne
Ambition is to continue to rule over the Scots
"No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive / Our bosom interest. Go pronounce his present death / And with his former title greet Macbeth"
The eldest son of King Duncan
Does not die, but he gains the throne due to King Duncan's and Macbeth's death
Ambition is to rule Scotland after his father's death
"by the grace of Grace We will perform in measure, time, and place"
The son of Lord Banquo
Escapes plotted murder
Only known ambition was to survive the murder
"O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly fly"
Married to Macduff
Is murdered off-stage by the murders of Banquo
Ambition is to be a good mother to her child
"I hope in no place so unsanctified / Where such as thou mayst find him."
Youngest son of King Duncan and has the right to the throne
Does not die, but rather flies to Ireland
Ambition is rule, but it changes to trying to survive to the fact that he may heir to the throne
"separated fortune / Shall keep us both the safer"