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Son of Banquo; escapes from murderers
'The moon is down; I have not heard the clock.'
Younger son of the king; flies to Ireland following his death
'To Ireland, I. Our separated fortune shall keep us both the safer.'
'Manipulated by Weird Sisters; becomes King of Scotland
'Out, out, brief candle!'
A Scottish lord; 'The English power is near, led on by Malcolm.'
'The wood of Birnam.'
Slain offstage in Act II; his death is the beginning of Macbeth's foul play
'So well thy words become thy wounds,/ They smack of honour both.'
Goddess of magic; Mistress of the witches
'And I, the mistress of your charms,/ The close contriver of all harms...'
A bloody child; tells that none of woman born can harm Macbeth.
'For none of woman born can harm Macbeth.'
A Scottish lord; 'Meet we the medicine of the sickly weal/ And with him, pour we, in our country's purge, each drop of us.'
'Great Dunsinane he strongly fortifies/ Some say he's mad,/Others do call it valiant fury/ But for certain, he cannot buckle his distempered cause/ Within the belt of rule.'
Kills the tyrant at the end of the play; discovers that the King has been killed in Act II
'Bleed, bleed, poor country!'
Killed along with his mother
'Then the liars and swearers are fools; for there are liars and swearers enough to beat the honest men and hang up them.'
A crowned child with a tree; prophesies that Macbeth will only be harmed when Birnam Forest comes to Dunsinane.
'Macbeth shall never vanquished be until/ Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill/ Shall come against him.'
A Scottish lord; his son is killed by Macbeth
'Had I as many hairs as I hath sons, I would not wish them to a nobler death.'
Prince of Cumberland; becomes King of Scotland at the end of the play
'If such a one be fit to govern, speak. I am as I have spoken.'
Brings news of the traitor, the Thane of Cawdor; cousin to Macduff
'Assisted b that most disloyal traitor,' the Thane of Cawdor...'
Captain and friend of Macbeth; Brutally murdered in Act III
'Yet I fear thou playst most foully for it.'
A Weird Sister; prophesies that Macbeth will become king
'Maw and gulf of the ravined salt sea shark!'
Appears in Act 4; Informs Malcolm and Macduff on Macbeth's health
'There are a crew of wretched souls/ That stay his cure.'
Hired by Macbeth to eliminate Banquo
''Tis Banquo's then.'
A Scottish lord; present in the Banquet scene; discusses the state of Scotland with another lord in Act III, Scene 6
'Or so much as it needs/ To dew the sovereign flower and drown the weeds; Make we our march towards Birnam.
Wounded soldier on the battlefield; tells of Macbeth's bravery
'But I am faint, my gashes cry for help.'
A Scottish lord; 'Now does he feel his secret murders sticking upon his hands...'
'Now does he feel his title/ Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe/ Upon a dwarfish thief.'
Elderly citizen who offers wisdom to Macduff and Ross
'Threescore and ten I can remember well.'
A Scottish lord; serves Macbeth
'What's your gracious pleasure?'
An armed head; warns Macbeth of Macduff
'Beware the Thane of Fife.'
Drunken doorkeeper; provides humour preceding discovery of the King's death.
'Marry, sir; sleep, nose-painting, and urine.'
Her husband runs to England; in his absence, she is killed
'Whither should I fly?'
Son of a Scottish nobleman; killed by Macbeth
'The devil himself could not produce a title more hateful to mine ear!'
A Weird Sister; 'Eye of newt and toe of frog/ Wool of bat and tongue of dog.'
'By the pricking of my thumbs/ Something wicked this way comes.'
Attendant to the Macbeths; informs Macbeth that the English army is marching on Scotland
A Weird Sister; has the first line in the play
'When shall we three meet again?'
Examines Lady Macbeth during the sleepwalking scene
'This disease is beyond my practice.'
Urges her husband to commit murder; sleepwalks and finds imaginary blood on her hands in Act V
'But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail!'
Attendant of Lady Macbeth; discusses her condition with a doctor
'Good night, good doctor.'
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