The Witches In Macbeth

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It has been heavily debated whether or not the Witches in William Shakespeare's play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, represent Macbeth’s desires or if they manipulate him to do their bidding. The belief that the Witches implanted the thought becoming king, and killing Duncan in Macbeth’s head is more accurate because of the following: he had not thought of the probability of being king, he is too kind, he doesn’t have the malice to spark his ambition, he holds the king to very high esteem, and killing the king goes against his nature. Macbeth believes that it would be impossible for him to be crowned king. After he was confronted by the Witches and the prophecy they give him, he responds with “[...] and to be king/ Stands not within the prospects of belief[...]”(1.3.73-74). In this statement, Macbeth reveals that the thought of being king is unfathomable, hence he did not desire to be king before meeting the Witches.
Lady Macbeth feels that Macbeth is too kind to kill the king. When she receives the letter from Macbeth about the Witches’ prophecies, she thinks “Yet do I fear thy nature;/ It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness[...]” (1.5.14-15). His wife thinks he is too kind to kill the king, furthermore
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Later in the letter she states that he lacks the malice to spark his ambition. “[...] Art not without ambition, but without/ The illness should attend it.” (1.5.17-18). It would not in Macbeth’s nature to kill King Duncan. Also Macbeth himself states he lacks the malice to spark his ambition. When he is reasoning with himself on why he would kill Duncan he says “I, have no spur/ To prick the sides of my intent, but only/ Vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself/ And falls on th’ other.”(1.7.25-28). Macbeth says he has ambition, but not the malice that would make him want to kill the king. Both Macbeth and his wife agree on the point that he is ambitious but lacks the malice to kill the

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