Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell. That summons thee to heaven or to hell.
By William Shakespeare
O treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!
The three witches prophecy Macbeth's future, saying. : "All Hail Macbeth, thou shalt be King hereafter." They then tell Banquo: "Lesser than Macbeth, and greater. Not as happy as Macbeth, but much happier."
Laugh to scorn The Power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth.
Macbeth desperately wants to be King, so his wife, Lady Macbeth, talks him into killing King Duncan.
Lay on, Macduff. And damned be him that that first cries "Hold, Enough!"
Out of fear that Banquo is catching on to what Macbeth is doing, Macbeth hires murderers to get rid of Banquo. Macbeth's murderers are also hired to kill Fleance, Banquo's son, so Fleance can't become king, and steal Macbeth's crown.
Macbeth, stricken with paranoia, visits the witches and demands them to speak with him. They do so in the form of apparitions.
Macduff attacks Macbeth, angry over the fact that Macbeth had Macduff's family killed, so he wouldn't have any more generations. Macduff wins, meaning King Duncan's son can become King, and Scotland is freed from the curse known as MACBETH.