The witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth are perceived as ugly, evil and an outcasts in their society. Need quote to show this They are rejected by the society because of their sorcery, ugly looks and evil ways. Need evidence – the woman who refuses them food. When the witches encounters Macbeth for the first time, they prophesize about his future, appealing to his ambiton, “All hail Macbeth, Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis… Thane of Cawdor… that shalt be king hereafter. Macbeth then calls them ugly “how now you secret, black and midnight hags” yet still seeks them out to hear their prophecies. ‘beware the thane of fife, no man of woman…dunsinaine’ find the quote. The witches provide an insight into the future it is Macbeth’s ambition to become king that blinds him to the dangers inherent in these prophesies. This shows that people in society see the witches as evil beings that know more than they need to.These women, without males to look after them need to depend on their wits to survive and as a consequence the male dominated society lets them down.
Lady Macbeth is portrayed as a the whore in Macbeth. Her only power source is from through her husband Macbeth. She is an A-typical female and challenges the stereotype of the Jacobean women as she wants to be more masculine “unsex me here and fill me – need the rest of the quote” this suggests that she wants to be more masculine and feel no remorse towards the killing of King Duncan and. She is a woman of action, planning the murder of Duncan – find quote. At the beginning of the play, it seems that Lady Macbeth is more powerful than Macbeth, as she