( Act 1, Scene, 3, Page 4) Macbeth and Banquo have just been visited by the three witches. That have told them great news of Macbeth becoming king and Banquo being the father of a king.
You shall be a king!
And your children shall be kings!
So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo!
(Act 1, Scene 3, Page 5) Ross and Angus have just told Macbeth the exciting news about the king wanting him to be known as The Thane of Cawdor. Banquo and Macbeth are in complete utter shock, could the witches have been telling the truth about their future.
And, for an earnest of a greater honor, He bade me, from him, call thee thane of Cawdor: In which addition, hail, most worthy thane, For it is thine.
We are sent To give thee from our royal master thanks, Only to herald thee into his sight, Not pay thee.
(Act 1, Scene 4, Page 3) Macbeth is starting to realize the horrifying truth about becoming king. Malcolm is prince and will soon be king, so Macbeth is realizing he will have to kill Duncan and probably Malcolm.
(aside) The prince of Cumberland! That is a step On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. The eye wink at the hand, yet let that be. Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see.
(Act 1, Scene 5, Page 3) Lady Macbeth has read the letter about how her husband will become king, shes so overjoyed that she has sinister plans on her mind. She tells Macbeth that he needs to stay cool, calm, and collected, making sure to look innocent. Lady Macbeth was making sure Macbeth had a good alibi before he murdered Duncan.
O, never. Shall sun that morrow see! Your face, my thane, is as a book where men. May read strange matters. To beguile the time, Look like the time. Bear welcome in your eye,Your hand, your tongue. Look like th' innocent flower, But be the serpent under ’t. He that’s coming Must be provided for; and you shall put. This night’s great business into my dispatch, Which shall to all our nights and days to come. Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom.
(Act 2, Scene 2, Page 3) Macbeth knows what he has done is wrong and clearly regrets it knowing that he won't be able to sleep with a peace of mind, knowing what he did. Lady Macbeth just tells him not to worry about it and that the deed is done.
Still it cried, “Sleep no more!” to all the house. “Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor Shall sleep no more. Macbeth shall sleep no more.”
(Act 3, Scene 1, Page 2) Malcolm and Donalbain have been framed for the murder of their own father, because they split up for their own safety. Macbeth has become king, but fell into the world of pure evil by framing the murder on the princes' and even lying about it to his closes friend Banquo.
We hear our bloody cousins are bestowed. In England and in Ireland, not confessing. Their cruel parricide, filling their hearers. With strange invention. But of that tomorrow, When therewithal we shall have cause of state Craving us jointly. Hie you to horse. Adieu, Till your return at night. Goes Fleance with you?