Shakespeare starts the story of Macbeth with the three witches. They see the prophecy. Then the story continues to the camp where King Duncan and his men hear that two of his generals, Macbeth and Banquo have gone out and destroyed two invading armies from Ireland and Norway. As they travel Macbeth and Banquo ran into the three witches and what they had to say left Macbeth intrigued. They tell the two generals that Macbeth will become Thane then soon after he will be crowned king of Scotland. Banquo is told he will lead on a long lineage of Scottish nobles even though he will never be king himself.
The witches vanish and the two men find the prophecies skeptical until the two men are thanked by multiple of king Duncan's men and they tell Macbeth that he truly was crowned Thane which proved the witches were true. King Duncan and Macbeth are planning on dining later that night so Macbeth writes to his wife. She longed for him to become king of Scotland so she talks Macbeth into killing king Duncan to obtain this position. When the death of king Duncan is discovered his sons flee the country in fear that whoever killed their father is also in to kill them.
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. Very scared Macbeth goes to visit the witches in their cavern. There they show Macbeth that he has an enemy. The Scottish nobleman Macduff. He has his eyes on Macbeth's throne and power. Macbeth is also told that no man born of a woman can harm him so he is revealed. He thinks everyone is born of a woman. 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. He 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.