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  1. MacBeth Duncan- King of Scotland Malcolm- Oldest son of Duncan Donalbain- Youngest son of Duncan MacBeth- General in the Army; Thane of Glamis Banquo- Friend of MacBeth; General in the Army Lady MacBeth- Wife of MacBeth; power hungry Macduff- General in the Army; Thane of Fife Witches- Provide foreshadowing to the plot There are other minor characters we will discuss as we progress through the play

  2. MACBETH • ACT I • The three witches let the audience know they are going to see MacBeth and tell him something important • The Thane of Cawdor has attempted, but failed, to over throw Duncan • MacBeth and Banquo have helped defeat the Thane of Cawdor’s army and save the kingdom for Duncan • The witches share three visions with MacBeth • MacBeth has a plan! • Lady MacBeth is excited by the news her husband shares with her • Duncan decides to visit MacBeth and Lady MacBeth