The audience first hear of Macbeth when he victoriously and bravely defeats the opposition in battle (without dieing) whereas the former Thane of Cawdor died in battle and did not manage to defeat the opposition. Therefore it is decide without Macbeth knowing at this stage in the play that he will be named Thane of Cawdor. “And with his former title greet Macbeth” (the former Thane of Cawdor). Once the news has got around to everybody that Macbeth was the hero in battle it is as if he has just become the “new celebrity in town”. He is liked by everybody and it seems as if everybody is just trying to get into his good books.