The beginning of this play is at a funeral. This is Macbeth's child death. Macbeth, who supports King Duncan in the civil war, is leading royal troops into a final battle.
Three witches come to Macbeth and tell him he will be king of Scotland. When Macbeth is told this news he tells his wife and she encourages him to kill the current king Duncan.
Filled with greed and fear of the prophecy saying Banqou's kin will take the throne, Macbeth has Banqou ambushed and killed but his son escapes off into the night. Later that night furious Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo.
Macbeth is so crazy with power and willing to do anything to keep it he orders Macduff's castle to be raided for his wife and children. Once Macbeth has them he burns them to death. When this news makes it to Macduff he is overcome with great grief.
Macduff leaves England with 10,000 troops and attacks Macbeth. in the battle Macduff gets his chance on Macbeth and declares that he was not born of woman but rather ripped from her. He had a C section which counted as not truly being born of woman. Then Macduff killed Macbeth and beheaded him bringing his rage for power and nobility to a final end.