William Shakespeare's Macbeth (Duncan (Father of Donalbain and Malcolm…
William Shakespeare's Macbeth
"When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurly-burly is done. When the battle is lost and won. That will be ere the set of sun. Where the place? Upon the heath. There to meet with Macbeth."
No relation to others in the play, role in the play is to tell a prophecy of the future, putting the idea in Macbeth and Banquo's minds.
Father of Donalbain and Malcolm. He's king of Scottland.
He is killed by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in order for Macbeth to become king.
"No more the Thane of Cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest."
Ambition just to be king and to build a trust with Macbeth among others.
Lady Macbeth's husband. King of Scotland, Thane of Cawdor and Glamis.
His main ambition was the search for power. He wanted to gain and exercise as much power as he possibly could.
"I have almost forgot the taste of fears. The time has been, my senses would have cooled to hear a night-shriek; and my fell of hair would, at a dismal treatise, rouse and stir as life were in't. I have supped full with horrors. Direness, familiar to my slaughterous thoughts, cannot once start me."
Killed by Macduff
Killed by two murderers ordered to kill him by Macbeth
After the prophecy from the Three Witches Banquo's ambition becomes to ensure that his offspring heir to the throne. And to expose Macbeth's impurities.
"Thou has it no king, Cawdor, Glamis, all. As the weird women promised, and I fear thou played'st most foully for't. Yet it was said it should not stand in thy posterity..."
Macbeth's wife. Becomes Queen of Scotland.
Her ambition becomes to make sure that Macbeth gets to be king, even though it means killing Duncan which ultimately leads her to go crazy and kill herself.
Lady Macbeth kills herself.
"Here's the smell of blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh."
Duncan's son, Donalbain's brother.
His ambition is to get the throne from Macbeth and become the rightful king once he finds out about the impure way he became king.
"This tune goes manly. Come, go we to the king; our power is ready; our lack is nothing but our leave. Macbeth is ripe for shaking, and the powers above put on their instruments. Receive what cheers you may. The night is long that never finds the day."
Ross's cousin, kills Macbeth.
"Not in the legions of horrid hell can come a devil more damned in evils to top Macbeth."
His ambition is to kill Macbeth because of the blood on his hands and how he came into power.