Relationships of Characters
Duncan [ king of Scotland ]
Malcolm, Donalbain [ Duncan’s sons ]
Macbeth, Banquo [Generals of the king’s army ]
Macduff [Nobleman of Scotland ]
Three witches [ Predictors ]
Fleance [ Banquo’s son ]
Upon returning from a battle, Macbeth and Banquo encounter three
A prophecy is given to them that Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and
Banquo will be hailed as the father of kings to come.
Macbeth writes to Lady Macbeth about the prophecy. Lady Macbeth
pushes him to plan to murder King Duncan.
Macbeth’s ambition is showed to readers.
Macbeth is pressed by Lady Macbeth to plot Duncan’s death. They get the
guards drunk and murder the king with daggers.
Macbeth kills the two guards and lets them become scapegoats.
Malcolm and Donalbain escape Scotland. They become the suspects of
murdering King Duncan.
Macbeth is crowned as the king of Scotland.
Macbeth is afraid that Banquo’s son will take his throne. He hires two
murderer to kill Banquo and Fleance. Banquo is murdered, but Fleance
Macbeth feels a little bit guilty to kill Banquo. He sees the ghost of Banquo
Macduff also suspects Macbeth and has fled to England. Then Macbeth
butchers Macduff’s wife and children.