Macbeth, By William Shakespeare Essay

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Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare between the years of 1599 and 1606. The moral of the play is that Macbeth wants to get crowned King of Scotland and goes through many different obstacles to achieve that goal. Throughout the play there are three mysterious witches that appear in Macbeth’s presents multiple amounts of times. They are also known as the three weird sisters (Noone, 2016). These witches are up to no good. They have the ability to see into the future and use that skill to destroy lives of others. Their role in this play is just that, which is portrayed through quotes within the play, the manipulating of Macbeth through the different prophecies they create, and through the change of Macbeth as a person in the play itself.
Many quotes said by the three witches within the play really describe their roles as characters. For an example, the three witches enter the play in a very dark and depressing state. “When shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain,” says the first witch (I.I.1-2). This statement that is said by the first witch develops a very negative mood for the audience right from the very beginning. It creates a feel that not only might the play represent, but also the three witches as characters that will cause the negative feel throughout the play. One way to describe this in a more broad since is, when a person thinks of thunder, lightning, or rain, the individual does not think of positivity because during that kind of

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