Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. The play begins when Macbeth is returning home from a battle in which he defeated an army of Norwegians, plus some Scottish rebels. Three witches want to greet Macbeth on his way home from war. Macbeth was traveling home with a general named Banquo when they were greeted by the three witches. They told Macbeth a prophecy that says he will become king. When Macbeth returns home, two men, Ross and Angus, were waiting for him, and soon enough, Ross and Angus named Macbeth with “the title of Candor,” which extremely excited Macbeth.

In his impatience and envy, Macbeth planned a plot to kill Duncan, the current king. His wife, Lady Macbeth, helped him plan the plot. Under some circumstances, Macbeth wants to change his mind; however, Lady Macbeth encourages him to carry out the plot. They eventually murder Duncan and make it seem like the servants did it. Well, soon after that, a quiet man named Macduff arrives at the castle. He finds Ross and both find out that Macbeth has become king after the king’s sons, Malcolm and Donallain, flee because many people thought they killed their father.

Macbeth is worried about his fate when he sees Banquo’s ghost, so he decides to go see the three witches about it. They tell Macbeth that “he should fear Macduff and Macbeth will not be vanquished until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane.”

When Macbeth finds out Macduff fled to England, he prepares a plot to kill Macduff’s family. Meanwhile, Macduff arranges a meeting with Malcolm about a battle and combining their forces plus some English aid. While they are planning for the battle, Ross arrives and tells Macduff about the death of his family. In Scotland, Lady Macbeth is murdered in her sleep because a doctor found out she and Macbeth murdered Duncan.

Disguised as Birnam Wood, Malcolm’s men attack the castle. When Macbeth figures out Lady Macbeth has died, he continues to fight the attacking army. Macbeth kills Young Seyward, the son of an English general. After this, Macbeth remembers Macduff being born of Caesarians. Macduff kills Macbeth, giving Malcolm the throne. The play, Macbeth, is a tragedy type of story and has a very sad ending. Shakespeare wrote this play specifically for the king during his time.