Major Characters Macbeth BanquoA Scottish General A Scottish Generaland The Thane of Glamis
King Duncan Lady MacbethThe King of Scotland Macbeths wife
Act 1• Macbeth and Banquo, • Three witches prophesied the two courageous Scottish following to Macbeth: generals, had defeated "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, two invading armies. Thane of Glamis!"• Together, they "All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!" encountered the witches as they crossed the "All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!"(1.3.48-50) moor The witches said to Banquo: "Thou shalt get kings: though thou be none. So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo!" (1.3.67- 68)
• King Duncan named • Macbeth told her wife about Macbeth as thane of all that had happened Cawdor, and Macbeth started to ponder about Lady Macbeth was not whether the remainder of indecisive like Macbeth. She the witches prophesies questioned his manhood and might really come true persduaded Macbeth to kill King Duncan that night• Macbeth invited King Duncan to dine at • Lady Macbeth equated Inverness--Macbeths masculinity with cruelty, castle which is one of the important themes
Lady Macbeth was not indecisive" That croaks the fatal entrance of Duncanlike Macbeth. She questioned his Under my battlements. Come, youmanhood and persduaded spiritsMacbeth to kill King Duncan That tend to mortal thoughts,that night unsex me here,Lady Macbeth culinity with And fill me, from the crown to thecruelty, which is one of the toe, top-fullimportant themes . Of direst cruelty! Make thick my blood, Stop up th access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between Th effect and it! " (1.5.39-47)
Act 2• After listening to his wife, "Is this a dagger which I see Macbeth decided to kill before me, Duncan. When he was about to The handle toward my thee Come, let me clutch hand? kill King Duncan, he had a (2.1.33-34)." hallucination of a bloody "And on thy blade and dudgeon dagger. gouts of blood, Which was not so before. Theres no such thing. It is the bloody business which informs Thus to mine eyes (2.1.48-49).
• However, that did not stop him from killing Duncan. Macbeth stabbed Duncan while he was asleep, and his decision was a sign that he could no longer turn back.• Blood became a symbol • Macbeth and Lady Macbeth of guilt started to feel that the blood or their wrongdoings had stained them that can no longer be washed clean • "Will all great Neptunes ocean wash this blood/ Clean from my hand?" (2.2.58-59)
Act 3• Because Macbeths • Macbeth remebered the ambition--his desire for witches prophesy and was power and advancement-- afraid that Banquos heirs was not guided by his will seize the throne. As a morality, he became a cruel result, Macbeth hired tyrant. murderers to kill Banquo and his son, Fleance. Nevertheless, Fleance escaped and survived.
" Here had we now our countrys honor roofed • That night, Macbeth Were the graced person saw Banquos ghost at of our Banquo present the feast. Macbeths Who may I rather hallucinations startled challenge for unkindness his noble guests. Than pity for mischance!" (3.4.41-43).• Lady Macbeth tried to neutralize the damage by letting his guests know that Macbeth was not in the best state, and she politely asekd the guests to leave.
• After Macbeths emotional state stabilized, he decided to meet the witches again on the following day because he wanted to know more about his future.• Lennox, a Scottish nobleman, talked with another lord, and they both suspected that Macbeth murdered Duncan and Banquo. The lord told Lennox that Macduff had gone to England to join Malcolm(Duncans older son), and they were preparing to fight with Macbeth in order to save Scotland.