The witches hail him Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and King Hereafter. Banquo asks of his fate and is told that his sons will be kings. Soon after this Macbeth finds out that the thane of Cawdor betrayed Scotland and is going to be hanged, for his bravery in battle the king Duncan makes Macbeth Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth sees the witches predictions coming true and tells his wife about the predictions. Duncan announces that he is going to Macbeth's castle.
Witches come and reveal to him a prophecy of his future, which makes him want it straight away. Lady Macbeth keeps pushing for Macbeth to do whatever it takes to get what the weird sisters have predicted will happen, and finally goes ahead with it. Macbeth kills numerous people to have his prophecy fulfilled and is now the complete opposite person of who he was at the beginning of the play, but it is hard to blame Macbeth for his own demise because of these other factors because they play a role in boosting his actions Macbeth wasn’t an ambitious character until he met the witches. Macbeth is the most “worthiest cousin” of the Kind and is a “brave” soldier serving under him. He is established as a good character in the play and it is apparent that he had no real ambitions until he met the witches.
That all changes when he returns home after telling his wife what had happened. She says “ Make thick my blood/ Stop up th’access and passage to remorse” (1.5 33-34) Lady Macbeth is the one who encourages Macbeth to become King. Now that they both believe that Macbeth is going to become king, there is nothing that will get in their way. Soon after, Macbeth decides that one of the only ways that he is going to become king, is to kill the current king, Duncan. He realized that the plan might not be reasonable and he started to second guess himself.
First, their early predictions stating that he will be king, and then the predictions of the apparitions saying that he only could be murdered by someone that was not born of a woman. After hearing these predictions of power and invincibility, Macbeth cannot get them out of his mind. The witches also predict that Macbeth’s friend Banquo’s sons will be kings. Banquo does not care much on the fact that his sons are going to be kings, unlike Macbeth who becomes obsessed upon hearing such predictions. Banquo states, “That, trusted home, might yet enkindle you unto the crown, besides the Thane of Cawdor.
Macbeth responds, in brief, as a loyal thane to the Scottish king, but the prospect unnerves him. * The audience could see Macbeth’s ambition leading him to cursed thoughts which has been greatly *enforced and twisted* by the* malicious* witches. *The caution from the first apparition causes Macbeth to start a bloody massacre across England, killing families of people who may threaten his position. After this point in the play, we see *that *Macbeth* has* turn*ed* into a ruthless tyrant* in the hope of avoiding fate*, so desensitized to humanity that even the suicide of his wife *could not arouse grief from him. * All he could muster was* “She should have died hereafter”.
Summary of the whole of act 3 Banquo is reflecting on the coronation of Macbeth, he is wondering to himself “are the witches prophecies true? Macbeth became Thane of Cawdor, now he has become king, maybe it is true that I shall be the forefather of Scottish kings to come” Macbeth and Lady Macbeth ask Banquo to attend the feast they will host that night. Banquo accepts their invitation. Macbeth intends to murder Banquo; his wife and him feel that the business that they began by killing Duncan is not yet complete because there are still threats to the throne that must be eliminated including Banquo. Macbeth got an assassin to kill Banquo and his son.
Macbeth relies on the witches who feed him prophecies and glimpses of the future. After Macbeth hears the witches prophecy, “All hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter”(Shakespeare I, iii, 50)! Macbeth immediately thinks that he should be king. When Lady Macbeth finds out about the witches, she leads Macbeth into her plan which involves cold blooded murder. Macbeth is a little nervous at first, but Lady Macbeth is able to get Macbeth to agree with her to kill King Duncan.
Another prophecy made by the witches was that Banquo's son will be king. Fuelled by paranoia, lack of sleep andvisions, Macbeth was thrown into a state of confusion and a belief that the prophecies were inevitable. Lady Macbeth urged her husband to commit murder and it was this action that sparked Macbeth's downfall. When Lady Macbeth heard about the prophecies made by the witches, and how one of them had already come true, she called upon evil spirits to guide her through her task - killing the king. ."..
Macbeth was nervous, and paranoid of the crime he committed. “Look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under’t” (1.5.65) Three witches tell Macbeth that he is in line of becoming king, thane of cawdor and thane of glamis. Duncan creates Macbeth thane of cawdor in thanks for winning the battle at forres. Macbeth writes to Lady Macbeth from the battle of forres and tells her what the witches said and she starts planning on killing king duncan, but doesn't say anything
These witches are the true start of the disintegration of Macbeth’s mind and misguide him into a situation of rather to believe or not to believe for the sake of his future. All three witches name two truths of Macbeth; one that is occurring in the present and the other occurring in the future. He is now Thane of Cawdor and predicted to be the future king of Scotland. The witches have stirred up an important conversation in the showing of Macbeth’s character. He is rational about the chances of him becoming king but he decides to let chance take its own course, as he says, “If chance will have me King, why, chance may crown me, Without my stir.” (1.3.144), which proves that he is a good man with a noble mind.