Why Are The Witches Important In Macbeth

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In the beginning of the play Macbeth, written by Shakespeare, Macbeth was a kind man that was very loyal to King Duncan. Unfortunately, Macbeth became compromised with the help of a few people. The events that unfold in this tragedy would not have taken place without the Three Witches as well as Lady Macbeth. These people slowly drove Macbeth to do unspeakable things. The Witches play an important role in Macbeth’s downfall. In fact, the witches start the entire tragedy just by telling Macbeth what his future holds. At the beginning of the story Macbeth meets with the bearded women and they say, “All hail Macbeth… Thane of Glamis. All hail Macbeth… Thane of Cawdor. All hail Macbeth that shalt be King hereafter!”(Act 1 Scene 3) By saying this the women meant that Macbeth would be promoted from Thane of Glamis to Thane of Cawdor. After thane of Cawdor Macbeth would soon be King. Those words planted a seed of evil in Macbeth’s mind. He then thought of who would be in his way of becoming king. And that is where the idea …show more content…
She made Macbeth’s awful idea a reality by manipulating him. Macbeth started to have second thoughts about following through with the murder. He said, “ If it were done ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly,” (Act 1 Scene 7) which meant he would follow through with the murder if there were no consequences. By saying this it showed that he was worried about what could happen if he went through with the killing King Duncan. When Lady Macbeth realized that Macbeth was doubting that he could complete their plan she couldn’t take it. She decided to put him down by saying, “ What thou art promised; yet do I fear thy nature” (Act 1 Scene 5) What lady Macbeth meant saying this was that Macbeth was to soft and a coward to do anything to becoming the King. What Lady Macbeth is trying to do is take away Macbeth’s goodness so that he will be able to kill the king when it comes time to do

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