Macbeth is the protagonist of the famous play Macbeth written by Shakespeare.
The story tells of the general Macbeth, the cousin of King Duncan of Scotland, who came back from fighting against the invasion. He met three witches on the way. The witch prophesied to him that he would become king of Scotland, but he had no offspring to inherit the throne. Instead, the descendants of his colleague general Banquo would to be king. Bolstered by his wife’s words,Macbeth killed Duncan and became king. In order to prevent others from seizing the throne, he killed Duncan's bodyguard, Banquo, the wife and child of Macduff. Fear and suspicion made Macbeth become more and more cold-blooded.