The PostSecret that I have is “Toying with human lives is what I enjoy” and it is said by the witches from Shakespeare's play Macbeth. This PostSecret that I’ve made demonstrates who my character is, as witches do not like humans as it is described in Act 1, scene 3 when the sailor’s wife is eating chestnuts and the witch describes her as a “rump-fed ronyon” (I,iii, 8), which is quite insulting. This shows that the witches are cruel to humans as they use negative connotations and hurtful language to describe humans. The reason why the witches feel that they’re enjoying such activity is proven in the same act where the First Witch tells the other witches to “perform [their] antic round,” (IV, i, 141) and said that their “duties did welcome
Macbeth is a play about morals and how people can be easily influenced. The audience at the time when the play was written were more superstitious than we are. They believed in witches and thought that they were the devils disciples. They were believed to be able to control the weather, blamed many things, such as outbreaks of disease on them.
The first people to meet the Witches are Banquo and Macbeth. They find the witches appearance is vile. We can see this as Banquo says that “(they) look not….
THE WITCHES MACBETH
The witches known as the “weird sisters” in Macbeth are present in only four scenes in the play. But Macbeth’s fascination with them motivates much of the play’s action. The witches First appear with thunder and lightning give us the atmosphere of the play. Shakespeare used a number of devices to create a sense of otherness and malevolence for the Macbeth witches. For example:
The Macbeth witches speak in rhyming couplets which distinguishes them from all other characters in….
Written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth has been edited by numerous editors and Shakespearian enthusiasts. But the one thing that is prominent in all works of the play is that they all mostly have the very same beginning. In a desolate place blasted by thunderstorms, three witches meet to predict the future. The witches don’t only come out once or twice during the play but instead are far more frequent. The witches play a far more important role in the play than being these ugly, old hags that tell….
the powers of witches, and witchcraft became the object of morbid and fevered fascination. Between 1560 and 1605 hundreds of people (mainly women) were convicted as witches and executed. Witches were credited with diabolical powers. They could predict the future, bring on night in daytime, cause fogs and tempests and kill animals. They cursed animals with fatal wasting disease and could raise evil spirits by concocting a horrible brew with nauseating ingredients. It was believed witches allowed the….
Like snakes, the witches of Macbeth poison Macbeth's mind and spread illness upon him. The tragic events in Macbeth are not primarily Macbeth's or Lady Macbeth's fault but rather the responsibility of the witches. They infect Macbeth with wickedness, send evil spirits to Lady Macbeth, and manipulate Macbeth with ambiguous prophecies. Shunned by society and living in solitude, these three weird sisters hide in the background using Macbeth as their puppet. Unbeknownst to all, Macbeth was not the root….
Macbeth goes through a lot of different emotions throughout Shakespeare's play Macbeth. He's controlled by three evil witches that what him to do the wrong thing. The witches tell him to kill people just so he can have the throne and become king. In Shakespeare's play Macbeth, the three witches play a huge role in the story by influencing Macbeth to kill in order to be king, by only coming out durning certain parts of the play dealing with some sort of tragedy, and how they can control Macbeth.….
1) How are important are the witches in the play? You could include discussion of:
The witches' predictions
How other characters react to hearing the predictions
The type of atmosphere created by the witches
The first set of characters that affect Macbeth and begin the chain of the play are the three Weird Sisters. In the first scene they intend to go and meet Macbeth,
There to meet with Macbeth (Act 1 Scene 1 line 8)
which implies that the witches don’t just happen to meet him. They organise….
play by William Shakespeare, The tragedy of Macbeth, the witches represent a dark evil to Macbeth making him overconfident. The three witches are known from the beginning that they represent the dark side of human nature. They choose Macbeth to torment and lead in the wrong path. Macbeth thinks they are helping him towards Kingsmanship and is fooled by his over confidence. The witches control Macbeth’s fate into a more dangerous side of things.
The witches represent the evil side of things from the….
interesting, and plays some significant part. In the case of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, this role is played by the witches. Without them, Macbeth would have been quite a boring play. Although they are fun characters, the witches do fill in the plot line, and help the story to progress.
As mentioned above, the witches help to move the plot along, for without them, macbeth would never have become the monster he did. Before Macbeth even met the wierd sisters, they planned to meet him. Beginning the play….
The Witches Role
The Witches are often cited at the catalyst for all evils in the play. The Witches have an important effect on Macbeth. The Witches are able to manipulate Macbeth's actions and in turn affect the events in the drama. The Witches play as the initial and direct cause, they highly influence him in his accomplishments and awake his ambitions, and they give Macbeth a false sense of security. The responsibility lies on The Witches instead of on Macbeth for his own actions.