Speech- Macbeth

Topics: Macbeth, Duncan I of Scotland, Three Witches Pages: 3 (1218 words) Published: June 10, 2012
To be, or not to be: that is the question, Romeo, Romeo where for art thou Romeo?? Double, double toil and trouble fire burn and cauldron bubble. I’m sure all of you are familiar with these commonly used quotes, whether from a cartoon, parody or harry potter. Shakespeare is one of, if not the greatest writers of all time. Writing many of the most famous plays in history including Romeo and Juliet, hamlet, Macbeth and Othello. The year 10 students have been studying the ‘Macbeth’ play in great detail this term, a play which holds many themes and symbols. Good morning miss Vincent and fellow students, today I have chosen to analyze an important scene in the play ‘Macbeth’, which holds great meaning and detail behind it. Act 1 scene 3 ‘A heath’ is a very important role in the play. In the scene three witches approach the main character Macbeth with his best friend Banquo by his side and predict his future. The witches predict three things that will happen to Macbeth. One; that Macbeth will become thane of Glamis.

This is not necessarily classified as a prediction more so a certainty, the position was to be passed on to Macbeth by his father. Two; that Macbeth will become thane of Cawdor, and lastly; that Macbeth will become the king of Scotland. They quote, “FIRST WITCH All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! SECOND WITCH All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! THIRD WITCH All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” The witches then disappear leaving a disbelieving Macbeth and superstitious Banquo. Two men, Ross and Angus, then enter the room claiming they had been sent by the king, Duncan. King Duncan announces that the position thane of Cawdor has been given to Macbeth, ultimately causing the second prediction to become reality. Macbeth begins to think about the witches predictions; he quotes “Glamis, and thane of Cawdor! The greatest is behind.” Meaning the best of what the witches have predicted is yet to come. This shows us that...
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