How is the plot arranged? Where are the complication, climax, and denouement? Explain your reasonsfor choosing these places. The plot is arranged just like in any play. The complication begins when Macbeth kills the king to secure the kingship. It immediately becomes clear that the only way to hide the murder is to keep murdering, and the body count begins to climb. I think that’s the complication because that’s simply where things begin to go downhill. The denouement is when Macbeth’s increasingly brutal murders (of Duncan’s servants, Banquo, Lady Macduff and her son) become too much for the kingdom and then Malcolm tellsthe audience his plans to restore Scotland before it becomes a murder town.Examine the characters in Macbeth. Name the protagonist, and explain your answer. Name the principal antagonist, and explain your answer. I would have to say that Macbeth is most certainly the protagonist of the play. He is the one that begins all the problems and it all becomes about him. For the principal antagonist is a bit more difficult. There were many people going against him which sadly ended up dead. However, I think that he was the he was the principal antagonist as well. He was his own worst enemy. He went too far and became so involved in his own power and needs. Because of him he ended up a mess and brought his loved ones down with him.