Essay about The Effects of the Witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth

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In Macbeth the witches have an evil effect on Macbeth, other characters, the plot, the theme, and the audience. They contribute to the play, and without them the plot would be greatly altered. The three witches have an evil effect on Macbeth and how he makes his actions throughout the play.

The witches have a profound effect on Macbeth's actions and his character development throughout the play. They gave Macbeth a false belief with seemingly true statements about his destiny. Instead they prove to cause him to do harmful actions because of his over confidence in the witches prophecy. THe witches are the ones who actually implant the thought of killing Duncan into the realms of Macbeth's mind. However, if the cause was merely the
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In Macbeth the witches have an evil effect on Macbeth, other characters, the plot, the theme, and the audience. They contribute to the play, and without them the plot would be greatly altered. The three witches have an evil effect on Macbeth and how he makes his actions throughout the play.

The witches have a profound effect on Macbeth's actions and his character development throughout the play. They gave Macbeth a false belief with seemingly true statements about his destiny. Instead they prove to cause him to do harmful actions because of his over confidence in the witches prophecy. THe witches are the ones who actually implant the thought of killing Duncan into the realms of Macbeth's mind. However, if the cause was merely the witches prophecies, then he would not have murdered the king. 'When you durst to do it, then you were a man,' says Lady Macbeth when she is constantly harassing and pushing Macbeth to commit these evil actions. You see when you rationalize things like this on your own you often times know what is right and wrong. In this case however, the outside influence from convincing characters like the witches he is inclined to view this as he has to fulfill his destiny. Because of his ambition and the influence of his wife and the witches prophecies Macbeth’s actions lead to his downfall. Through this it is clear to see how much the witches evil actions influenced macbeth and his decisions. “Hail Thane of Glamis and of Cawdor and shalt be King
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