learning goal: how does Macbeth wrestle with his thoughts? By the end of 1.3, which thoughts have won this wrestling match?


witches about the sailor and sailor’s wife (1.3.1-35)

M & B ask wyrd sisters “Who are you?” and demand “Speak, answer me” (1.3.36-45)

witches answer, and M & B ask “How do you know?” and “Why are you telling us this?” (1.3.45-85)

Ross and Angus report M’s promotion; both M & B react to this news

Macbeth by himself: is this good news or bad news? (cf. “fair is foul and foul is fair”)