When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
When the hurly-burly’s done, When the battle’s lost and won.
There to meet with Macbeth.
Say to the king the knowledge of the broil As thou didst leave it.
O valiant cousin! Worthy gentleman!
For brave Macbeth Till he faced the slave;
The worthy thane of Ross.
Till that Bellona’s bridegroom, lapped in proof, Confronted him with self-comparisons, Point against point, rebellious arm 'gainst arm, Curbing his lavish spirit; and to conclude, The victory fell on us.
go pronounce his present death, And with his former title greet Macbeth.
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!
The three witches plans for the next meeting and decides to meet after the battle and meet Macbeth in the open field. They then vanish.
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!
All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!
Live you? Or are you aught That man may question? You seem to understand me, By each at once her choppy finger laying Upon her skinny lips. You should be women, And yet your beards forbid me to interpret That you are so.
Speak, if you can. What kind of creatures are you?
The injured captain reports the news of Macbeth's braveness to defeat Macdonwald to King Duncan, King Duncan is very happy about it.
Two truths are told, As happy prologues to the swelling act Of the imperial theme. why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair And make my seated heart knock at my ribs, Against the use of nature? Present fears Are less than horrible imaginings.
Rose enters and tells King Duncan the betrayal of the Thane of Cawdor. King Duncan then announces Thane of Cawdor will be executed and asks Ross to tell Macbeth that Cawdor’s titles will be given to him.
By doing everything we can to protect you, we’re only doing what we should.
O worthiest cousin, The sin of my ingratitude even now Was heavy on me. Only I have left to say, More is thy due than more than all can pay.
The three witches meet Macbeth and Banquo. Banquo describes the witches as women with a beard and Macbeth commend them to speak. The Witches tells Macbeth's future of being the king, Banquo questions Macbeth's reaction to prophecies in a friendly way and for his future which the Witches tells Banquo's future of his descendants being the king.
After the three witches disappear, Ross and Angus enter and tell Macbeth he is now the Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth thinks to himself that the two prophecies the witches said came true and he is horrified by his thought of wanting to kill King Duncan.
King Duncan claims that there There’s no way to read a man’s mind by looking at his face as he trusted Cawdor completely. When the captains and nobleman arrive at King Duncan, King Duncan again trusts Macbeth completely that he is loyal to him.