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Three Witches

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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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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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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The Influences of the witches on Macbeth and Banquo

different influences of the witches on Macbeth and Banquo. In the play 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare, the witches play an important role and influence the characters, the plot, the theme and the audience. They help construct the play and without them it would have been a totally different story line. The three weird sisters affect Macbeth’s acts and characters’ lives and orientate the plot. They are related to most of the themes and appeal the audience's attention.  The witches have a strong effect...

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Contrasting Macbeth's Two Meetings with the Witches

In Shakespeare's Macbeth there are two instances in which Macbeth comes into contact with the three witches. These two instances are located in Act 1 Scene 3 and in Act 4 Scene 1. In both scenes Macbeth is informed about his future. However, these two scenes are greatly different from each other in many ways. <br> <br>When Macbeth first meets the witches in Act 1 Scene 3 he doubts that the witches are "of this earth" and doubts that they are capable of basic abilities such as speech, evidenced by...

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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 Influence in Macbeth

Witches in Macbeth To what extent are the witches in the tragedy Macbeth responsible for Macbeth&#8217;s actions? The Three witches in the tragedy Macbeth are introduced right at the beginning of the play. They recount to Macbeth three prophesies. That Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glams and King. These prophesies introduce Macbeth to ideas of greatness. Macbeth will eventually follow through on killing king Duncan. It was sometimes thought that the witches had the ability to...

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