Study Guide

Macbeth Characters

By William Shakespeare

Macbeth

Shakespeare may have asked it first, but Stephen Schwartz set it to music: "Are people born...

Lady Macbeth

The Macbeths are the original power couple: where her husband is a courageous, skillful warrior,...

Duncan

Duncan is the King of Scotland, but he might as well be your dad. We should all be so lucky: he's...

Malcolm

Malcolm is elder son of King Duncan and newly appointed Prince of Cumberland, i.e. next in line...

Banquo

Like Macbeth, Banquo was a general in King Duncan's army. Unlike Macbeth, Banquo never committed...

Macduff

In a game of Marry, Date, or Dump, we'd dump Macbeth (duh); date Malcolm (nice boy, but too many...

Weird Sisters (the Witches)

Like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen twins pre-2004, the three weird sisters never appear apart, and...