“When shall we three meet again?/ In thunder, lightning, or in rain?”
“But all’s too weak;/ For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name),/ Disdaining Fortune, with his banished steel”
“All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!/ All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!/ All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!”
The witches introduced in this scene were surrounding a cauldron and were discussing their prophecy that is for the main character Macbeth.
“He bade me from, from him, call thee Thane of Cawdor,/ In which addition, hail, most worthy thane”
Macbeth was a victorious and courageous warrior in the fight for his country. He came into the battle looking at his struggling army and took over. Macbeth ultimately slain their leader, Macdonwald, and came home with a victory.
“Only look up clear./ To alter favor ever is to fear./ Leave all the rest to me.”
As Macbeth and his best friend Banquo was heading home, they encounter the three witches we see earlier and tell them about their predicted prophecy. The two friends are stunned and amazed of their potential success
“so foul and fair a day I have not seen.”
Still amazed of their prophecy, Banquo and Macbeth encounter Ross and Agnus and the first half of the prophecy was complete. Macbeth was now the Thane of Cawdor and the Thane of Glamis. The last thing that needs to be fulfilled was the king.
Macbeth comes home to inform Lady Macbeth that Duncan will be arriving shortly. The manipulation of Macbeth comes into play and the plot is set. Macbeth will kill Duncan when the time is right
The motif that was most significant was the witches correlated fair to foul and foul to fair.