Being king would be cool and all, but I'm not gonna force it. If it happens, it happens
I wasn't technically born from a woman. So yeah, I'm gonna kill you now.
You can't kill me. No one born from a woman kill me. I'm basically invincible lol
“First Witch. All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! Second Witch. All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! Third Witch. All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter” This is the moment in the text that the witches implied that Macbeth was going to be the Thane of Cawdor and the king. At this point he is somewhat skeptical that their claims are true, but it is still the moment that the seed of expectation is planted.
“Macbeth [aside]: Come what come may, Time and the hour runs through the roughest day." In this portion of the text, Macbeth is talking about how he isn’t going to do anything to force his own kingship. He’s not opposed to the idea of being king, he just isn’t going to put the effort in to manipulate things. This may seem like it contradicts my chosen theme, but later in the text you can see that his expectation of being king allows his crazy wife to convince him to murder the king.
I said I wasn't gonna act on the prophecy, But I really want to be king now so oh well. rip former king
“Macduff. Despair thy charm, and let the angel whom thou still hast served Tell thee Macduff was from his mother’s womb Untimely ripped.” This is a hyperbole. Macduff wasn’t literally “ripped” out of his mother’s womb. It is an exaggeration. You can infer that when the author states that Macduff was “from his mother’s womb untimely ripped” he is implying that Macduff’s mother had a caesarian section. This ties to the theme because in this moment, part of Macbeths prophecy comes true. The witches state to Macbeth that no one born from a woman would be able to defeat him. However, Macduff wasn’t “born” from his mother, he was taken from his mother’s womb by a medical procedure.
"How now, you secret, black, and midnight hags?” This piece of text has a sort of dark / evil connotation. The words “secret”, “black”, and “midnight” give the reader a sense of mystery and darkness. These words are assumed to be bad. People don’t usually hear the phrase “midnight hags” and think, “wowza, they sound great, I definitely want to hang out with them.”
You guys are hags
This plays tone is pretty dark and gory. Macbeth is involved in the murder of his king. He then If you review the text you will realize that the main events that led up to Macbeths death were caused mainly by the expectation that the weird sisters planted in his head.
A group of witches (the Weird Sisters) prophesize over Macbeth. They give him a list of things that are going to happen in the future (the main detail being that he is going to become the king). He is skeptical at first and decided that he wouldn’t do anything to push that. After a few of the other prophecies happen, he starts to believe that what they are saying is true. He tells his wife. The current king comes to stay with Macbeth to celebrate him becoming the Thane of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth tells him that this is the perfect time to fulfill the prophecy. She tells him to kill the king. After a bit of convincing, he decides to go through with it. In the middle of the night he goes into the kings room and stabs him. He planned on blaming the guards, but the guilt overcomes him and he kills them. He sees the weird sisters again and they tell him that that he could never be killed by a person born from a woman. He assumes that means he won’t be defeated. Then, during a battle, it is revealed to him that Macduff (the guy that wants him dead) reveals that he wasn’t technically born from a woman. His mother had a C-section. So basically, Macbeth was killed because he expected to be king and that he was undefeatable by man.