*Summary of Each Act*
Loud and bright scary with fright or thunder and lightening begins this act. The first characters we meet are the three witches who symbolize evil, which is what this play is all about. King Duncan, the king of Scotland, gives Macbeth, who killed Macdonald, the title, Thane of Cawdor. Now back to the witches. One has been killing pigs; another is getting revenge on the captain's wife for not giving her a chestnut. The witches want to meet Macbeth "upon the heath" to give him his prophecies. Along comes Banquo, Macbeth's best friend. Macbeth is told he will become Thane of Cowdor and king. Banquo, who's lesser but greater less happy but happier than Banquo doesn't get any prophecies. Ross delivers a message to Macbeth that the king wants to meet him. Macbeth is scared and he considers killing the king to complete the prophecy.
The Cawdor has been executed so now Macbeth will be the Thane of Cawdor. When Macbeth arrives, Duncan thanks him for what he did. Banquo claims his son, Malcolm his successor making it harder for Macbeth to become king. Macbeth tells his Lady of his thoughts about becoming king. Lady Macbeth reads the prophecies and tells Macbeth she will help him get the crown. At the end of this act Macbeth wants to kill Duncan even though Macbeth is supposed to respect his king and by murdering the king Macbeth himself could be killed. Lad Macbeth tells Macbeth she will not love him if he doesn't kill Duncan.
Banquo is walking around the castle worried about the dark thoughts in his head and sees Macbeth up and asks why he isn't asleep. Macbeth responds by saying he wasn't a good host because he was unprepared. Macbeth sees...