Macbeth Act 1 Summary

S1 The witches set the scene in medieval Scotland and plan to meet Macbeth
S2 A wounded captain tells King Duncan about the bravery of Macbeth and Banquo in a battle
S3 The witches meet Macbeth and tell him he will be Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and king. Angus and Ross arrive and tell Macbeth he is now Thane of Cawdor.
S4 Duncan announces his son Malcolm is next in line for the throne.
S5 Lady Macbeth reads a letter from Macbeth, and she becomes un-feminine. They conspire to kill Duncan so Macbeth can take the throne.
S6 King Duncan and others arrive at Macbeth’s castle and are welcomed by Lady Macbeth
S7 Macbeth has doubts about killing Duncan, but Lady Macbeth reassures him and tells hime she would kill her own child and that Macbeth is not a “man”