Fair is foul, and foul is fair Hover through the fog and filthy air.
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to you, thane of Glamis!
Scene 1 Act 3
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to you, thane of Cawdor!
All hail, Macbeth, the future king!
Scene 1 Act 4
O worthiest cousin, The sin of my ingratitude even now Was heavy on me. Thou art so far before That swiftest wing of recompense is slow To overtake thee. Would thou hadst less deserved, That the proportion both of thanks and payment Might have been mine! Only I have left to say, More is thy due than more than all can pay.
The service and the loyalty I owe, In doing it pays itself. Your highness' part, Is to receive our duties, and our duties, Are to your throne and state children and servants, Which do but what they should, by doing everything Safe toward your love and honor.
Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be What thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without The illness should attend it. What thou wouldst highly, That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly win. Thou'ld’st have, great Glamis, That which cries, “Thus thou must do,” if thou have it, And that which rather thou dost fear to do, Than wishest should be undone. Hie thee hither, That I may pour my spirits in thine ear And chastise with the valor of my tongue All that impedes thee from the golden round, Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem To have thee crowned withal
[Stage Direction] The Three Witches are standing in a clearing with a battle raging near them, with thunder and lightning in the air. They talk about when to meet again while sounding super evil and talk in paradoxes, and they decide to fly away from all of this. For now.
Act 1 Scene 5
[Stage Direction] The Three Witches decide it is time to meet Macbeth and Banquo, and they hail him as Thane, then King. This is the prophecy that will change the lives of Macbeth and Banquo forever, and they are both shook. They all know deep down that this prophecy will set off Macbeth's ambition. Macbeth is immediately drawn, while Banquo is a little disappointed his prophecy is so miniscule, yet is okay with it either way.
Act 1 Scene 6
See, see, our honored hostess! The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, Which still we thank as love. Herein I teach you How you shall bid God 'ild us for your pains, And thank us for your trouble.
[Stage Direction] King Duncan is speaking to his subordinates after the battle against MacDonwald, and Angus, Ross Banquo and Macbeth show up. King Duncan warmly congradulates Macbeth and Banquo and makes Macbeth thane of Cawdor, just like in the prophecy.
All our service, In every point twice done and then done double, Were poor and single business to contend Against those honors deep and broad wherewith Your majesty loads our house. For those of old, And the late dignities heaped up to them, We rest your hermits.
[Stage Direction] Lady Macbeth reads the letter from Macbeth regarding the events of earlier (the prophecy and the witches), and immediately reveals her true nature. She is bent to take on this ambitious opportunity to kill King Duncan, but worries her husband has too much 'good' in him. She wants him to hurry home so she can persuade him to follow through with the sinister plan.
[Stage Direction]King Duncan, Malcom, Donalbain, Banquo, Lennox, Macduff, Ross, Angus and other attendants arrive at Macbeth's castle. King Duncan comments on the pleasant spirit in the castle, not knowing that tonight he would not see the light of day of tomorrow. This shows he put too much trust in his subordinates.
This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself Unto our gentle senses.
[Stage Direction] On the surface, Lady Macbeth warmly welcomes King Duncan and his subjects and pretends to be kind and loya, but is secretly alredy hatching the plot to kill King Macbeth. This shows what a snake she truly is.