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Three Witches

of the Three Witches in Macbeth Macbeth is a symbolic story of how people can be easily influenced. In the beginning of the play, Macbeth meets the three witches and hears about his prophecy from them which he will become the next King of Scotland. These witches are important characters to develop the story. Every time when Macbeth needed them, he received prophecies from them. These prophecies affect Macbeth and reveal his evil personality. As revealed in the play, the purposes of the three witches...

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Three Witches and Macbeth S Castle

and evil and pattern of purification by using water to represents removal of guilt. All of these symbolisms were displayed to achieve the topic of evil. Macbeth is the story about a nobleman, who is trying to fulfill a prophecy told by the three witches. He murders his King to become the next throne of Scotland. After the King’s death, Macbeth became a ruthless and cruel tyrant. He is forced to kill more people in order to keep control of the throne. At the end, Scottish rebels joined with...

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Parallels: The Influence of Lady Macbeth and the Three Witches that Changed Macbeth

PARALLELS: THE INFLUENCE OF LADY MACBETH AND THE THREE WITCHES THAT CHANGED MACBETH Throughout a person's life, there are many things, like strangers or the media, that influence how a person will behave. The main factor in this influence tends to be the people in their lives that they are closest too. Sometimes the influence of people can significantly change a person - whether in a good way, or a bad way. In the play _Macbeth_, written by William Shakespeare, there are many examples of bad influences...

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Witches in Macbeth Their Importance and Role

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...

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Witches Role in Macbeth

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...

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What Is the Significance of the Witches in Macbeth?

Shakespeare has employed the witches merely as plot devices rather than as characters and to enhance the extent of the supernatural within the play. However, apart from the consideration of the eponymous character of Macbeth, it may be viewed that the witches are the most prominent of the characters within the play, and that they have considerable significance over the actions within the plot. Their significance is evident from the very beginning, as the “three witches” introduce the audience to the...

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Macbeth - the Importance of the Witches

The witches in Macbeth are very important in the plot and develop certain aspects of the play. They make greater the theatrical experience with images of darkness, thunder and lightning that make Macbeth the tragedy it is. Their actions also add to the play, dancing round the cauldron and chanting ‘Double, double…'. Their appearance as ‘dark hags' adds mystery to the play. The witches also add a sense of evil and of the supernatural. Their chanting, ‘Double, double, toil and trouble: Fire burn...

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Macbeth - The Effect of the Witches Prophecies.

encountering three witches who foretell the future for him, he desperately wants to believe what they say since everything they told him is good on his part. It is said that the witches were just figments of his imagination. In either case, the prophecies told act as a vehicle to plant ambition in him which then leads him to be greedy with his new found happiness, lie to all those he trusts, and eventually to multiple murders. Although the first and second prophecies that the witches foretell come...

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Role of the Witches in Macbeth

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 like the inhabitants of the earth.” This shows us that the witches are obviously strange, and probably misshapen in their...

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Witches in Macbeth Power of Evil

In the play “Macbeth” by William Shakespear, there are three witches that all helped contribute to Macbeths Downfall. The witches each have an evil in themselves, in the beginning of the play, the witches had planned to meet with Macbeth to tell him his prophecies. They were going to greet him with the following titles, that would make Macbeth think of murder and deceit. First Witch, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!” Second Witch, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of...

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