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What are the three witches discussing in Macbeth Act 1 Scene 1?
Similarly, it is asked, what are the witches discussing in Scene 1?
In Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3, Macbeth and Banquo come across the three witches in the heath near the battlefield. The witches tell Macbeth that he is to be the Thane of Cawdor, and eventually king. Macbeth does not believe them. But then the Thane of Ross arrives and tells Macbeth that he is indeed the Thane of Cawdor.
Secondly, what are the witches discussing what does the act they are discussing suggest about the witches? The first witch is mad a woman wouldn't give her chestnuts. The witch is going to curse the woman's husband so he can't sleep on the voyage and the other witches offer to help her. We can see the witches are evil and vindictive.
Considering this, what are the 3 things the witches say to Macbeth?
There are three key predictions that the Witches make. The first is that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor. The second is that Macbeth will become king. The last involves Banquo and states that, though he will not ever be king, his kin will become kings.
What are the witches planning at the beginning of Act 1?
At the beginning of the play, in Act I, Scene I, the witches are planning a second meeting when the battle between King Duncan's men and the rebels is finished. The witches say that the battle will be over at sunset ("the set of sun").