Sajid Malik In: Drama What is the Significance of Opening Scene in Macbeth? What is the Significance of Opening Scene in Macbeth? MacbethShakespeare 1 Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise 2 Questions 268 Answers 120 Best Answers 1,292 Points View Profile Best Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise Added an answer on July 27, 2019 at 10:56 pm The opening scene of Macbeth sets the narrative and theme for the entire drama. It has the three witches determining their reunion on a battlefield to manipulate the returning war hero, Macbeth. They reveal their plan to cause much confusion and chaos in his life by clouding the ability to differentiate between goo and evil. The setting itself is dark with thundering clouds and strong winds. It creates an atmosphere of dread, suspicion and misfortune that is continuous through the following acts. The idiom suggested by fair and foul and a layer of fog between them introduces the audiences to the central idea of the drama which is the dark outcome of lust for political power and selfish ambition. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.