Overview of characters

Lady Macbeth plots with Macbeth. Macduff vows revenge and Banquo looks defiant.

There are lots of characters in Macbeth, but it is okay to concentrate on the ones that play the biggest part in the story. You just need to know what their relationship is to Macbeth and the important parts they play in the story.

The Scottish noblemen are called Thanes, this is a Scottish word, which means Lord.

The four most important characters are:

  • Macbeth
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Banquo
  • Macduff