Three agents of Fate who reveal the truth (or part of it) to Macbeth and Banquo and who later appear to confirm the downfall and tragic destiny of the tyrannical Macbeth.
‘Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air’
‘Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.’
‘Not so happy, yet much happier.’
‘Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none’
‘By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this ~way comes. Open, locks, whoever knocks’