Essay by sandhu86Junior High, 8th gradeA+, May 2004

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Macbeth, a noble Scottish chieftain

Lady Macbeth, his wife

Duncan, King of Scotland, a gentle and perfect ruler

Macduff, a rebel lord



Three Witches


The play starts in an open place that is very eerie. Three witches, named the "weird sisters." Tell about their evil nature and their intentions to meet with Macbeth after the battle between Macbeth, who is fighting for the King of Scotland (Duncan), and the rebellion army led by a traitor, the Thane of Cawdor, comes to an end. Accordingly, the king declared that Cawdor be executed and that Macbeth be named in his stead, Thane of Cawdor.

Macbeth soon feels then need for more power, along with his greedy Lady Macbeth; They plan out to kill King Duncan when he is to stay a night at there home. This plan is carried out, and soon enough the Kings two sons fled to Ireland and England.

Banquo, who realizes that his sons will someday rule Scotland, figures out that Macbeth has had a murderous hand in fulfilling the prophecy of the three witches. Macbeth then plans and executes Banquo's and Fleance assassination, Banquo is dead but Fleance escapes. Macbeth first seems to be getting sick by seeing Banquos ghost at the Banquet, but it was just his hallucination.

When Macbeth communicates with the witches again, they tell him normal mortal men cannot harm him. Lennox and a second lord along with one of the sons are discussing Macbeth's death and the powerful strike they will through to eliminate Macbeth. Macbeth finds out from the witches that Macduff, Lennox and Malcolm will soon attack him but he does not fear them for he is told no mortal man can harm him. Macbeth kills Siward, but then he realizes that Macduff is...