There might have been a war happening
The prior Thane of Cawdor was a traitor. After striping it from the prior holder, The King gave the
title to Macbeth
Every action has a consequence, some positive, and some negative; Such as winning a battle, but
losing many men in the process.
Banquo suggests that the witches look like ghosts, or that they are very ugly. When I think of a
witch, I either think of the good looking fairy tale witch protagonists, or the terribly ugly evil
witches. Banquo might be suggesting that the witches are evil.
When the witches address Banquo, they might have meant that he would not hold the title of
king, even though he was a more virtuous man then Macbeth; Although his sons would.
She does not believe that he has it in him to be king. He is too kind and would not be able to
make many of the hard decisions that would come with being king.
They plan on killing the king by drugging the kings guard, and framing them for the murder by