All hail macbeth the witches like ghosts will not speak until they are spoken to but as soon as macbeth questions them they break out in their triple hail 50 glamis an old castle in scotland still standing the title thane of glamis was hereditary in macbeths family see line 73 of this scene 53 start macbeth starts because the witches.
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So all hail macbeth and banquo 13537071 tralala there goes macbeth innocently walking along when all of sudden the witches show up to tempt him by talking about the awesome power thats going to be his.
The three witches first appear in act 11 where they agree to meet later with macbeth in 13 they greet macbeth with a prophecy that he shall be king and his companion banquo with a prophecy that he shall generate a line of kings.
In macbeth william shakespeares tragedy about power ambition deceit and murder the three witches foretell macbeths rise to king of scotland but also prophesy that future kings will descend from banquo a fellow army captain.
Bad luck is frequently thought to come in threes macbeth is hailed by three titles thane of glamis thane of cawdor and king hereafter and is later given three prophecies when the witches concoct their famous spell in act 4 scene 1 they begin with two references to the number three first witch thrice the brinded cat hath mewd.
She can manipulate macbeth easily this is shown in the line that i may pour my spirits in thine ear the macbeth witches in the first scene in act one we can see that the witches have some kind of psychic ability from when they predict that macbeth will win the battle analysis of the three witches in macbeth by william shakespeare.