Short Essay Questions Key
1. What is the weather like at the beginning of the play?
There is lightning, thunder, and windy rain at the beginning of the play.
2. When do the witches vow to meet again before they part at the beginning of the play?
As the play opens, the witches vow to meet again when a mighty battle is over, before the sun sets on the heath.
3. In the first scene of the play, who else do the witches say they will meet with when they next meet?
In Act 1, Scene 1, the witches say they will all meet together with Macbeth the next time they meet.
4. What does one of the witches sense in the air in Act 1, Scene 1?
One of the witches senses something murky, something terrible in the air; a sense of anticipation of something about to happen on a large scale.
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