Three witches meet Macbeth and Banquo and make predictions about each of their futures. They tell Macbeth that he will be crowned as a new king. Macbeth thinks about what he should do to make the other predictions come true.
Macbeth's wife gets a letter from her husband talking about his meeting with the witches and their predictions. He also says the king is coming to visit. Lady Macbeth then plants the idea in Macbeth's head stating that he needs to kill the king. She tells Macbeth that she will take care of all the preparations for Duncan's visit
Macbeth returns to Lady Macbeth in their bedroom, with bloody knives, after he has killed the king. He is horrified at his own actions. Lady Macbeth returns the daggers to the murder scene and urges Macbeth to wash his hands and get back to his state of mind.
Lady Macbeth expresses her sadness. Both she and Macbeth are deprived of sleep and have severe anxiety. They are determined to hide their agitation and to welcoming and jovial at the banquet. Macbeth hints to Lady Macbeth that he has made plans for some significant action, but refuses to give her any details.
Banquo’s ghost enters and sits at the table. The guests, who can't see the ghost, are surprised by Macbeth’s horrified reaction. When the ghost disappears, they blame his behaviour on poor health. Then the ghost appears again and Lady Macbeth asks the guests to leave.
Lady Macbeth then kills herself and Macduff kills Macbeth and Malcolm becomes the rightful king.--THE END--