Macbeth's Character in Act One Macbeth is a tragic hero, comfortable in the role of a warrior. Act One of this play shows us the decline of Macbeth's character as it develops from a heroic warrior to a ruthless murderer.
Weird Sister Scene with Macbeth
Macbeth Wife, and when she learns in a letter from her husband that three witches have prophesied his future as king.
Lady Macbeth threat to Macbeth
The King of Scotland, and the father of Malcolm and Donalbain. Macbeth murders him to get the crown. Duncan is the model of a good, virtuous king who puts the welfare of the country above his own and seeks, like a gardener, to nurture and grow the kingdom that is his responsibility.
Scene of Choices
The Weird Sisters with Macbeth, "The Weird Sisters, hand in hand, posters of the sea and land, thus do go about, about, thrice to thrine, thrice to mine, and thrice again, to make up nine. Peace, the charm's wound up." Shakespeare 354
Lady Macbeth threatens to not feed the baby if he does not kill, "How tender 'tis to love the babe that milk me. i would, while it was smiling in my face, Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums and dashed the brains out, had i so sworn as you have done do this."Shakespeare 366
King Duncan receives news of the execution of the former thane of Cawdor. "Duncan. Is execution done on Cawdor? are not Those in commission yet returned." Shakespeare 358