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1 Witch When shall we three meet again In thunder lightning or in rain 2 Witch When the hurlyburlys done When the battles lost and won 3 Witch That will be ere the set of sun 1 Witch Where the place 2 Witch Upon the heath 3 Witch There to meet with Macbeth 1 Witch I come Graymalkin 2 Witch Paddock calls 3 Witch Anon All Fair is foul and foul is fair Hover through the fog and filthy air ACT 1 Scene 1 Lines 1 - 12 Thunder rumbles through the sky and lightning flashes while the three witches vanish as suddenly as they appeared Soon they will come upon Macbeth and state 1 Witch All hail Macbeth hail to thee Thane of Glamis 2 Witch All hail Macbeth hail to thee Thane of Cawdor 3 Witch All hail Macbeth that shalt bes King hereafter ACT 1 Scene 3 Lines 48 - 50 These three prophecies prove significant for the title character Macbeth of William Shakespeares The Tragedy of Macbeth Yet the Werd Sisters are not the only influences in Macbeths life His wife Lady Macbeth and his king King Duncan of Scotland also impact him However of these three Lady Macbeth exercises the most power over Macbeth and his decisions and actions King Duncan of Scotland is waging war against the king of Norway at the beginning of the play From a captain faint with battle wounds Duncan hears about the valour of Macbeth who had slain Macdonwald a traitor Upon listening to the narrative he exclaims O valiant cousin worthy gentleman ACT 1 Scene 2 Line 24 in reference to Macbeth When the Thane of Rosse enters to inform Duncan of a Scottish victory the king orders him to present Macbeth with the new title Thane of Cawdor fulfilling the second prediction As Macbeth Thane of Glamis by inheritance and his friend Banquo ride from
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