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...ambition when, for the sake of gaining the Scottish throne for himself, he murdered Duncan, the king of Scotland. Shakespeare developed... by one: " All hail Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Glamis", " All hail Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor" and "All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter." The witches' prophecies take Macbeth by surprise- he knows he is the Thane of Glamis, having inherited the title from his father upon the latter's death, but he cannot comprehend why the witches should greet him by the other titles. The witches, however, have brought to the forefront his deepest thoughts, and it is then that we get to see that Macbeth has indeed been harboring...