"In thunder, lightning, or in rain?"

  • 3 creepy looking witches
  • planning to meet up again
  • they are in a deserted place with stormy weather

"... And yet dark night strangles the traveling lamp: Is't night's predominance, or the dat's shame, That darkness does the face of the earth entomb, When living light should kiss?

The unatural occurances Ross explains reflect what is going on in the play after Duncans death.

"It will be rain to-night. O treachery! Fly good Fleance, fly, fly, fly! Thou mayest revenge. O slave!"

Banquo predicted bad weather as the murderes are about to kill him and Fleance.

The Message

Shakespeare's message is that not everything in life is happy and great. He is expressing the dark side of life and saying that not everything is happy and great. He proves that people can turn dark very quickly and backstab their friends.