I need to write to Lady Macbeth about these prophecies, and tell her that one day she'll be queen!
My worthy Thane of Cawdor!
Thank you, your Majesty. I am your loyal subject.
The witches were right about one of the prophecies. I hope he doesn't get too ambitious about being king.
The floating dagger did point to where I was going...And the witches did say I would one day be King.
You must kill him. You are too nice. You did promise me I'd be queen!
Who has done this?!
Why is Banquo here in my seat? I killed him!
It's alright everyone; it is just my husband will get these strange visions. It'll pass!
Macbeth is introduced while in battle as he is victorious. He and his friend, Banquo get prophecies delievered to them on the way home by witches. They say Macbeth will become thane of Cawdor and King. The king does make Macbeth the Thane of Cawdor, and Macbeth becomes certain he will one day be King, and writes to his wife detailing this.
Apparitions: Beware of Macduff. No harm will come to you of anyone born a woman. You are only in trouble when the trees uproot and move to you.
Is Macduff any real threat to me and my throne?
In act two, Macbeth is very internally conflicted about whether or not he should kill King Duncan. His wife, Lady Macbeth, manipulates and persuades him that he needs to do it. They come up with a plan, and on the way to execute it Macbeth notices a floating dagger pointing to where he was headed. He takes it as he was commanded to murder the King.
This is for killing my whole family and putting Scotland into chaos.
I was actually born of a c-section, not naturally.
All hail, King Malcolm!
Macbeth is feeling much confident and secure in his role. Since Banquo is the only other person that knows about the prophecies other than himself and his wife, Macbeth decides he must kill him so he won't suspect anything. He sends out murderers to do the job. After, he hosts a banquet at the castle for all the lords, where his guilty conscience makes him see the ghost of Banquo. To everyone else, it seems as if he is losing his mind.
Macbeth decides to visit the witches to get more prophecies and secure his hold on power. They call on apparations which tell him to beware of Macduff, but no one borne of a woman will harm him. He will be safe until the forest uproots. He is still going to kill his whole family, but Macbeth feels reassured. Meanwhile, Malcolm and Macduff are planning to attack in England.
Little does he know that we are actually trying to fool him due to Hectate not being present the first time!
In the fifth and final act, Lady Macbeth has gone insane over her guilt and dies. Macbeth kills Mcduff's whole family, and he finds out while in England. Malcolm and Macduff make their way to Macbeth with their army. Macbeth feels confident until he finds out that Macduff was born of a c-section. Macbeth is slain and Malcolm becomes King of Scotland.