Witches Prophecies In Macbeth

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The play starts with a three witches' encounter on a violent stormy night, discussing Lord Macbeth and his return. Meanwhile, Duncan, Scotland’s king in a war against Norway’s king and the traitor thane of Cawdor, Macdonwald.
After the first battle, a Captain, who has saved Malcom's life, informs Duncan that Macbeth has fought through the enemies slaying them one after the other. As the king of Norway sent more of his men, this didn’t scare Macbeth one bit, it made him even more determined to win. Macdonwald's betrayal led to his execution, giving his title of “thane of Cawdor" to Macbeth, the champion.
Meanwhile, the witches meet up again, this time; Macbeth and Banquo stumble upon them. The Witches hail Macbeth as thane of Cawdor, thane of Glamis, and king. These prophecies leave
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Both of them hesitantly talk about how they have been thinking about them, and this causes a strange aura since the prophecies were too good to be true.
Right before the murder Macbeth notices a dagger pointing towards Duncan’s room; it then turns bloody mimicking his thoughts. Lady Macbeth signals the bell for the murder.
Lady Macbeth drugs the guards saying she would have done the deed herself if Duncan didn’t look so much like her father. Macbeth starts becoming disturbed after killing Duncan, for his own advantage. He then starts to imagine voices whispering "Macbeth does murder sleep!" Lady Macbeth taunts him once again, questioning where his manliness has gone to. Lady Macbeth then takes the daggers to frame the guards by herself since Macbeth is too disturbed to do it himself. Macbeth then starts to regret killing Duncan as the knocking’s growth worried him more and more.
As Lennox and Macduff arrive, the porter drunkenly pretends to guard the gates of hell. Macbeth then wakes up, putting on an innocent mask. They discuss how the night has been strange and creepy. Macbeth then tells Macduff to wake Duncan
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