All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee:Thane of Glamis!Thane of Cawdor!That shalt be king hereafter!
Macbeth, you are now the Thane of Cawdor.
Act 1, Scene 4
Is the execution done on Cawdor?
The service and the loyalty I owe; In doing it, pays itself.
There if I grow, The harvest is your own.
Come, you spirits.... unsex me here , And fill me.... of direst cruelty
In scene one the witches introduce the theme of "Fair is foul, and foul is fair." In scene two the Captain, King, and Malcolm discuss how great Macbeth is in battle, then Ross comes in and announces the Thane of Cawdor's treason and the king sentences him to death.
Only look up clear...Leave all the rest to me.
See, see, our honored hostess.
The witches predict Banquo and Macbeth's futures, but Macbeth's is far greater than Banquo's. Angus comes and brings news of Macbeth becoming the Thane of Cawdor which makes them realize the witches predictions are true.
To make their audit at your highness' pleasure, Still to return your own
Macbeth has a banquet to honor the king, and we learn that the execution is not done yet. The king is grateful for Banquo but still praises Macbeth more.
First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, strong both against the deed.
Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life, and live a coward in thine own esteem, letting "I dare not" wait upon "I would"
Lady Macbeth gets news of the king coming and starts to plot her plan of killing him. She prays to the spirits to not become weak, and then she tells Macbeth to leave everything to her because she doesn't think he can go through with it.
We will speak further.
The king comes here tonight.
Lady Macbeth welcomes the king to her castle. She puts on a welcoming act so as not to seem like she is up to something.
Macbeth starts to hesitate killing King Duncan, so Lady Macbeth convinces him by saying it will make him more of a man if he goes through with it.