ross telling duncan
witches meeting with macbeth
The witches are meeting to discuss their plans for Macbeth.
Duncan has just learned that Macbeth has avenged him against the traitor Macdonwald.
Oh Valiant cousin ! (1.2.26.)
Thane of Glamis ! (1.3.51.)
The witches are telling Macbeth and Banquo their prophecies.
Thane of Cawdor ! (1.3.52.)
King of Scotland! (1.3.53.)
Duncan is thanking Macbeth and Banquo for their loyalty and bravery, and Macbeth has been renamed the new Thane of Cawdor.
Lady Macbeth has just read Macbeth's letter about the prophecies and she is preparing the castle for the King's stay, and she is coming up with a plan to help Macbeth steal that title from Duncan.
Lady Macbeth sees her husband as a coward until he decides to take action and kill Duncan for the crown.
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