Fleance in Macbeth: Character Analysis


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In Shakespeare's Macbeth, who is Fleance?

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1. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, how do we know Fleance is serving as his father's squire?

2. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, after Fleance escapes the murderers, he:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although we don't see much of Fleance in the play, he's a significant character. This worksheet/quiz combination will test you on who he is, why he matters and what he does when his father is killed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Who Fleance is
  • What indication is given that Fleance acts as his father's squire
  • Fleance's actions after his father is murdered
  • Why Fleance's escape is important to Macbeth

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Macbeth to explain Fleance's identity and what the witches told his father
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about why Macbeth is worried when Fleance escapes the murder attempt
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the reader can tell that Fleance performs a squire's duties for his father

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Fleance in Macbeth: Character Analysis to find out more about him. When you finish, you should have achieved the following objectives:

  • Describe the impact that Fleance's escape has on Macbeth's state of mind
  • Understand why Fleance could be considered a minor, yet pivotal character
  • Discuss what Fleance does after his father's death