All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!
And, for an earnest of a greater honor, He bade me, from him, call thee Thane of Cawdor: In which addition, hail, most worthy thane, For it is thine.
By: Lisette Maldonado, Leanne Ta, and Tracy Tran
As Macbeth and Banquo are roaming around a bleak place near the battlefield, they see three witches. When the three witches saw Macbeth, they started praising him and saying that he would be the next Thane of Cawdor and then the next king. Macbeth and Banquo were both skeptical about their fortunes.
Look like the time. Bear welcome in your eye, Your hand, your tongue. Look like th' innocent flower, But be the serpent under ’t.
After finding out that the previous Thane of Cawdor was a traitor, King Duncan decides to promote Macbeth as the new Thane of Cawdor because of his crucial role in helping defeat the rebel lord and the Norwegian army. When Macbeth and Banquo were coming back from their trip, Ross and Angus came to tell Macbeth that he is the new Thane of Cawdor. Now Macbeth begins to open his eyes to the possibility of “fate”.
Is this a dagger which I see before me,The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee
Lady Macbeth absorbs the information her husband wrote. She begins to understand that her husband is going to be King of Scotland. Upon knowing this information, she worries that her husband will be too kind to commit murder.
Lady Macbeth begins to tell her husband that they must murder Duncan to receive the crown. Macbeth is hesitant, but Lady Macbeth convinces him by questioning his masculinity.
Macbeth hallucinates a dagger floating. The dagger moves towards the direction of Duncan’s room. Macbeth follows the dagger and stumbles upon Duncan’s front door of his room.