Scene 1: The three witches meet up. They open up the story ushering in an atmosphere of confusion and chaos.
Scene 2: King Duncan has just learned about learned about the defeat of Macdonwald from a messenger. The Thane of Ross also informs the king that the Thane of Cawdor is a traitor. Upon Scotland winning the war, the King is pleased with Macbeth and names him the new Thane of Cawdor.
Scene 3: Macbeth and Banquo are on their way back when they come across the three witches. The Witches tell Macbeth that he will become the Thane of Cawdor and the king after. They also tell Banquo that his kids will be Kings.
Scene 4: The Execution of the Thane of Cawdor has past. The King, Macbeth, Banquo, Ross, and Malcom are present. The king announces that he will be staying at Macbeth's castle on the way back. He also names Malcom his succesor.
Scene 5: Lady Macbeth has received Macbeth's letter informing her of the witches prophecies. She fears that Macbeth is too kind to kill Duncan and she wants to help him.
Scene 6: Macbeth is debating committing murder when Lady Macbeth walks in and tries to convince him. She tells him he will be a coward in her eyes if he does not kill Duncan. Macbeth agrees to her plan.