Scottish General and Thane of Glamis. Three witches
prophesize his future. He becomes Thane of Cawdor
which makes the first part of the prophecy right he
then wants to be king and is manipulated by his wife
into killing the king so he can become king.
Wife of Macbeth wants power and position so
badly she manipulates Macbeth into killing the
The Three Witches
Prophesize Macbeth to become Thane of
Cawdor and then king. As well they prophesize
Banquo and say that he will not be king but his
sons will be.
Scottish general whose children are prophesized
by the witches to be king. Murdered in Act 3 by
murders sent by Macbeth.
Scottish nobleman who is hostile to Macbeth’s
Banquo’s son, the murders fail to kill him along
side his father.
Macbeth murders him in his ambitions to be
king. Duncan was the good king of Scotland.
Who killed Who?
• Kills Macdonwald in battle.
• Kills Duncan, Lady Macbeth Manipulates
Macbeth into killing Duncan because she is
• Kills Banquo, suspects him of knowing he
killed Duncan & the witches prophecy says
that Banquo’s sons will be king. Hires
murderers to kill Banquo for him.
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