In order for me to become king, I am going to have to kill someone, aren't I?
The witches tell Banquo his fate. Banquo and Macbeth discuss what happened with the witches. Ross and Angus tell Macbeth that he is the new Thane of Cawdor. At this point Macbeth and Banquo are starting to believe in the witches. Macbeth thinks about becoming king and if the title will fall onto him or if he will need to take matters into his own hands.
Act 1 Scene 5 Macbeth's castle
Oh please spirits, unsex me so I can do the eds for my husband to become king!
The king thanks Macbeth and Banquo for everything they've done. The king named Malcom prince of Cumberland. Macbeth now realizes that Malcom stands between him and the throne and he must take matters into his own hands if he wants the crown.
Act 1 Scene 5 Macbeth's Castle
My lady! Your husband is on his way back, and the king Duncan is coming over for dinner!
I wish I was notified earlier so I could prepare, thank you messanger.
Act 1 Scene 6 Macbeth's Castle
Lady Macbeth receives a letter from Macbeth, telling her about his new title as Thane of Cawdor and his interaction with the three witches. She really wants to help her husband become king, even if it means she has to help him murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth doesn’t believe that her husband has the guts to murder the current king.
A messenger comes to Lady Macbeth to notify her about the king coming over for dinner and that her husband is on his way back home. Her she prays and begs spirits to “unsex” her, or to take away her femininity so that she can do the deeds necessary to get her husband the royal title.
Duncan and his guards/attendants arrive at Macbeth’s castle, he says how nice the place is, which is dramatic irony considering how he’s about to be murdered in the same place. He greets Lady Macbeth at the door with a diamond as a housewarming gift. Duncan wonders the whereabouts of Macbeth and asks to be brought to him.