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On the edges of a battlefield three witches meet and plot waiting for Macbeth who with Banquo his comrade-in-arms soon encounters them They greet him as Thane of Glamis then as his title then as Thane of Cawdor and finally as the future King They are scarcely gone when word arrives that the Scottish forces have been victorious and as a token of his favor Duncan King of Scotland has bestowed the title of Thane of Cawdor on Macbeth Musing on the witches prophecy Macbeth hurries home to his wife in advance of Duncans visit Lady Macbeth receives the news from her husband and unlike Macbeth who would rather not pursue the matter too forcefully plots to kill Duncan The King is their guest that night and by getting his attendants drunk she tells him that they can kill Duncan and pin the murder on his guards Troubled by his conscience Macbeth almost backs out at the last minute but his wife forces him to go through with the plan Duncans body is discovered the next morning by Macduff the Thane of Fife and when they flee Duncans sons Malcolm and Donalbain are blamed for the murder Macbeth is crowned King but rules uneasily partly because the prophesy of the witches was also heard by Banquo to whom they promised his children would someday rule Fearful both of Banquo and the truth of the witches predictions Macbeth arranges with three murderers to have his friend along with his daughter Fleance killed The attempt succeeds only partly as Fleance escapes and during a banquet the ghost of Banquo returns to haunt Macbeth In one of the most famous scenes in Shakespeare Macbeth incriminates himself before the assembled company by his words to the ghost whom only he can see The nobles leave the hall suspicious and wondering at what theyve heard Lady Macbeth consoles her husband
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