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Act I Scene 1 Scene 2 Scene 3 Scene 4 Scene 5 Scene 6 Scene 7 Scene I The scene opens with three witches entering an open plain Thunder and lightning surround them as the first witch asks of the other witches When shall we three meet again In thunder lightning or in rain lines 1-2 The second witch replies that they will meet when the hurlyburlys done when the battles lost and won lines 3-4 and the third witch says that that will be ere the set of the sunline 5 The witches proceed to discuss where they will meet and decide that they will meet upon the heath line 7 The third witch then prophesies that they will meet Macbeth there They leave with one final chorus Fair is foul and foul is fair Hover through the fog and filthy air symbolizing the inversion of the world Scene II A Captain tells King Duncan and his son Malcolm about a battle that was fought against Macdonwald a rebel This battle quickly fulfills the first of many prophecies supplied by the witches Macbeth the title character is first brought into the story as part of the Captains report Macbeths character is greatly built up in this second scene by both the Captain and King Duncan The Captain says For brave Macbeth - well he deserves that name nevr shook hands nor bade farewell to him Macdonwald Till he unseamed him from the nave to th chops gutted Macdonwald And fixed his head upon our battlements lines 17 - 23 Macbeth is portrayed as brave heroic bold and fearless in the face of death The King adds O valiant cousin Worthy gentleman line 24 Now we know that he has relation to the king
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