You were the true hero, oh mighty and noble, Macbeth.
Thane Of Glamis
And hereafter, king!
Soon, Thane of Cawdor
What of my future??
Fair, Banquo! Your kin shall be kings!
Act 1, Scene 3 begins Macbeth and Banquo have just come from battle. Macbeth has shown a great deal of valiance in slaying a great number of the enemy soldiers.
Here, Macbeth and Banquo encounter the three witches. Otherwise known as the weird sisters.
These sisters, creatures of evil, speak the truth!
The witches foretell the future of both Macbeth and Banquo.
The witches vanish before Macbeth and Banquo can provide further inquiry.
Ross and Angus deliver the news that Macbeth is to become Thane of Cawdor, just as the witches foretold. This leaves Banquo and Macbeth in great shock. They begin to suspect that the witches may be right in their predictions.
Mighty Macbeth, by the King's command, you shall be Thane of both Cawdor and Glamis