This play is a tragedy about a man named Macbeth and his wife Lady Macbeth who murder their king, King Duncan, so that Macbeth can become king. Three witches had previously predicted he would become king and that his best friend, Banquo, would father kings. After Macbeth murders Duncan, he becomes king. He wants to stay king so badly that he also murders Banquo and several others, including Macduff’s (his enemy) wife and son, as well as everyone in his castle. Macduff comes and defeats Macbeth in battle by beheading him. Duncan’s son, Malcolm, becomes king.
—L.R. (age 14)