The King of Scotland directly prior to Macbeth. Has two sons, Malcolm and Donalbain and is murdered while he sleeps.
A Scottish general and thane who eventually becomes the King of Scotland, a tyrant urged to do evil by the witches and his wife.
The wife of the wicked King of Scotland who eventually is driven mad by her guilt and presumably kills herself.
The best friend of Macbeth who is told by the witches that his sons will be kings.
A Scottish nobleman who mistrusts Macbeth from the start. He eventually becomes a leader of the mission to overthrow Macbeth and avenge the death of his family.
The elder son of Duncan and therefore the rightful heir to the throne. Flees with his brother after his fathers murder.
The goddess of witchcraft, who helps the three witches work their mischief on Macbeth.
The son of Banquo who escapes Macbeth's three murderers and according to the witches' prophecy may come to rule Scotland.
The drunken doorman of Macbeth's castle who is best know for his lines about "equivocators".
The men enlisted by Macbeth to kill all enemies of the king. (Including Fleance, Banquo, MacDuff's family, etc.)
The youngest son of Duncan who flees with his brother after Duncan's murder.
A thane who serves as a messenger of the king when he tells Macbeth of his promotion to Thane of Cawdor.
A Scottish nobleman who, like MacDuff, suspects Macbeth.
The protagonist of the novel Things Fall Apart who falls from grace, starting out as a successful hard working farmer and eventually hanging himself.
Okonkwo's oldest son, who Okonkwo fears is like his father, Unoka. Converts to Christianity in the later part of the book.
The only child of Okonwo's second wife who is favored by Okonkwo.
The boy sacrificed to the village of Umuofia as reparation for the murder of a daughter of Umuofia. Treated as a son by Okonkwo until killed by the same man.
The first white missionary to enter Umuofia. Befriends the clansmen and introduces hospitals and schools into the village.
Mr. (James) Smith
The replacement for Mr. Brown. Demands that converts reject all of their indigenous beliefs. Uncompromising and strict.
The District Commissioner
A figure of authority in the colonial Nigerian government. Feels a general contempt for and superiority over the Nigerian people. Is working on a racist and biased book entitled "The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger"
Okonkwo's father who was an unsuccessful man (often called the same name as a woman) except for in his music. His lack of proficiency as a farmer and his constant debt led Okonkwo to be ashamed of him.
The close friend of Okonkwo who is equally successful but questions many of the tribes customs. He sells Okonkwo yams while Okonkwo is in exile and pulls him out of depression.
The most favored of all of Okonkwo's wives. She is the second wife and left her last husband for Okonkwo. She lost nine of her ten children, the tenth being Enzime. She has an extremely passionate relationship with Okonkwo.
A Nigerian convert who became a religious zealot. Committed the disrespectful act of ripping the mask off of an egwuwu during a ceremony honoring the earth deity.
A priestess of the goddess Agbala who is widowed with two children. Calls Enzime "my daughter" and carries her to the priestess's caves.
A clan leader of Umuofia who peacefully discusses his religious and traditional beliefs with Mr. Brown.
Obeirika's son who wins a wrestling match in his mid-teens.
The native turned Christian missionary.
The wealthy clansmen who is accredited with starting Okonkwo off on his path to wealth. He leant Okonkwo 800 yam seeds.
The Three Witches
Soothsayers who speak in riddles and paradox and evade their inability to directly kill mortals by leading mortals to be killed by or kill other mortals.