Paddock calls anon. Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air.
Act 1 Scene 2
Go pronounce his present death, And with his former title greet Macbeth.
The Thane of Cawdor, began a dismal conflict, 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!
Act 1 Scene 3
All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!
Your greet with present grace and great prediction Of noble having and of royal hope, That he seems rapt withal. To me you speak not.
The witches are talking with each other about when they will meet again and first meet with Macbeth. The three witches in this scene are the supernatural existences that appear in the play with the prediction of this overall play. This opening scene depicts the three witches as a mysterious and weird creature that looks totally different with other characters.
Act 1 Scene 3
He bade me, from him, call thee Thane of Cawdor... That, trusted home, Might yet enkindle you unto the crown, Besides the Thane of Cawdor. But 'tis strange,
After showing the three withes, the flow of the play changes into the main story and starts to introduce the normal characters of this play. King Duncan heard that Scotland made success in defeating the rebellion by the huge contribution of Macbeth. This shows how brave and faithful Macbeth is to Scotland. Moreover, this scene depicts King Duncan's king attitude to people who contribute to him and country a lot. In this scene, he gave Thane of Cawdor to Macbeth.
Act 1 Scene 3
This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good. If ill, why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth? I am thane of Cawdor. If good, 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?
When Macbeth and Banquo are returning to Scotland after defeating the rebellion, they met three witches. The witches' prophecy rises the dark desire of Macbeth. Moreover, Banquo's quote in the picture above shows that he has a hidden ambition about having a great authority. This is one of the important scenes which creates the rise of action in the play.
Act 1 Scene 4
My worthy Cawdor!
Right after, Macbeth received the Thane of Cawdor from King's servant - Ross and Angus- which is matching with the witches' prophecy. In this scene, Banquo shows his personality that he is worrying about Macbeth that the prophecy feels too strange to him.
And for an earnest of great honour, He bade me, from him, call the Thane of Cawdor.
When he saw that the witches' prophecy becomes the reality, Macbeth is having an inner conflict by the sight that the witches' prophecy is being true. Macbeth is showing his conflict between his dark ambition and faithfulness to King Duncan. Therefore, even though his dark desire is triggered by the witches' prophecy, he keeps maintaining the faithfulness and rationality to King Duncan.
While king Duncan shows all the kindness to Macbeth, Macbeth shows all his faithfulness and loyalty to King Duncan and hide his dark ambition in front of King. King Duncan plans to visit his house, and he keeps hiding his dark desire of being king.
The service and the loyalty I owe, In doing it, pays itself...The rest is labour, which is not used for you.