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Macbeth Character List & Flashcards

Macbeth Character List & Flashcards
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The Witches in Macbeth
Three characters whose prophesies to Macbeth set into motion the entire plot of the play
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Tragic hero
A character type common in Shakespearean tragedies. Tragic heroes are flawed and make a poor decision that eventually leads to their demise.
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Banquo
A Scottish general who returns from battle with Macbeth when they encounter the witches. He is killed by Macbeth, and his ghost returns to haunt him at dinner.
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The speaker of the famous line, 'Out, damned spot.'
Lady Macbeth
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Lady Macbeth
The conniving and ambitious wife of Macbeth who plots to kill Duncan and cover up the murder. She eventually goes mad from the guilt and commits suicide.
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Duncan
The king of Scotland who is killed by Macbeth
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Macbeth
The tragic hero and main character of the play, Macbeth. He is a warrior who becomes murderously obsessed with the desire to be king.
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards is meant to help readers remember and keep track of the many characters in Shakespeare's tragic play, Macbeth. The set reviews major and secondary characters, explaining both their roles in relation to others and important plot points for each character. Study these flashcards to become familiar and clear about each character in this important play.

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Macbeth
The tragic hero and main character of the play, Macbeth. He is a warrior who becomes murderously obsessed with the desire to be king.
Duncan
The king of Scotland who is killed by Macbeth
Lady Macbeth
The conniving and ambitious wife of Macbeth who plots to kill Duncan and cover up the murder. She eventually goes mad from the guilt and commits suicide.
The speaker of the famous line, 'Out, damned spot.'
Lady Macbeth
Banquo
A Scottish general who returns from battle with Macbeth when they encounter the witches. He is killed by Macbeth, and his ghost returns to haunt him at dinner.
Tragic hero
A character type common in Shakespearean tragedies. Tragic heroes are flawed and make a poor decision that eventually leads to their demise.
The Witches in Macbeth
Three characters whose prophesies to Macbeth set into motion the entire plot of the play
Macduff
The Thane of Fife who helps Malcolm become rightful king. After Macbeth kills Macduff's family and destroys his home, Macduff beheads Macbeth.
Malcolm
Heir to the Scottish throne and King Duncan's oldest son. Malcolm trusts Macduff to kill Macbeth and restore him to the throne.
Hecate
A goddess figure who appears to the three witches twice, once to scold and once to approve
Young Siward
A minor character and a young boy killed at the hands of Macbeth. His death shows how arrogant and far fallen Macbeth has become.
Ross
Macduff's cousin and a Scottish noble. He shifts loyalty throughout the play from King Duncan to Macbeth and eventually to Macduff and Malcolm.
Fleance
Banquo's son, who flees during the murder plot against him and his father. Fleance's survival means that the witches' prophesy may still hold true, that Banquo's descendants will be king.
Thane of Glamis
Macbeth's title at the start of the play, when he is still loyal to King Duncan. 'Thane' is a word for ruler or titled landowner.
William Shakespeare
Author of the play,Macbeth, which was written in 1606

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