The Fall of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play Essay

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The Fall of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play In the play Macbeth, the audience may notice that there are three main contributors to the fall of, Great Macbeth, to the dead butcherer. These three are, the three witches, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. Although they all have their vital roles to play, it is Macbeth who the audience would more easily see is the main contributor. Although Macbeth is the main contributor the witches and Lady Macbeth both play a significant part in this play. To start with the audience can see that the witches are very important as they are the first people on stage during this play. Straight away the audience can immediately clearly see that the witches are evil…show more content…
They constantly use very descriptive language, this can be seen in this quotation, “Round about the cauldron go;/In the poisoned entrails throw.” The language used here is o dead beings and it is descriptive through words such as “entrails” and “poisoned”. The audience can clearly see that the witches are participating in some kind of spell. The audience may also see that the queen of the witches – Hacate, lures Macbeth into a false sense of security through equivocation in the form of ambiguous prophecies. This later leads to the death of Macbeth as he realizes he has been deceived by the witches. The three prophecies Hecate gives to Macbeth are; “Beware the Thane of Fife. Dismiss me”, the second “The power of man for none of woman born/shall harm Macbeth” and the third, “Macbeth shall never vanquished be, until/Great Birnam wood to Dunstance hill/shall come against him.” It is not until near the end of the play that the last two prophecies come into the play. When they do and Macbeth realizes there double meaning it is too late as he is already trapped. Although the witches are evil and they do trick Macbeth it is inevitable that Macbeth would have fell. The other main character who the audience would clearly notice helping and encouraging Macbeth is Lady Macbeth. The audience may see that she is eager to help Macbeth to
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