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    The Witches In Macbeth

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    The witches in Macbeth are considered both evil incarnate and agents of fate. The witches in themselves represent evil, with their spells, brewings of potions and their prophecies. But they also could be considered agents of fate bringing on the idea of destiny. That it wasn’t necessarily the witches doing of the downfall of Macbeth, but Macbeth himself and Lady Macbeth. The circumstances that surrounded Macbeth affected his downfall as king. The most blame could perhaps go to Lady Macbeth because

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    Witches In Macbeth

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    Macbeth, known infamously and fondly as the cursed play, coincidentally characterizes three of the most compelling and malevolent witches seen out of any fictional works. They are used as a powerful recurring symbol for the play as a means to support its dark and ominous themes. Shakespeare has molded them after both popular fate-controlling mythology and the real-life witches of seventeenth-century England, both carrying their own dark connotations, and employs unsettling rhyme sequences that spell

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    The Witches Prophecies In Macbeth

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    Macbeth is a play written by Shakespeare that is set in eleventh century Scotland. In the play, the witches give Macbeth numerous prophecies that are malicious designs to provoke Macbeth towards his demise. This is done through giving Macbeth thoughts of treason against the king, telling him to secure the kingdom from Banquo and his descendants, and giving him a false sense of invincibility against his enemies. If it was not for the witches prophecies guiding Macbeth he would have never murdered

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    cannot escape them. Shakespeare illustrates this idea perfectly in the story of Macbeth and his fall from honorable war hero to disgraced murderer. In Macbeth, the plot is full of gore, greed, and guilt. Macbeth, a Scottish nobleman and decorated soldier, is met by three witches that give him three prophecies. The prophecy that catches Macbeth’s ear happens to be the one promising that he will one day be king. Macbeth informs his wife of the exciting news; however, this is where the story takes a

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    Macbeth is a play about morals and how people can be easily influenced. The audience at the time when the play was written 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

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    The Macbeth Witches In the first scene in act one we can see that the witches have some kind of psychic ability from when they predict that Macbeth will win the battle. The witches appear to be having some sport of shared vision. We can tell this from the second quotation- “When the hurlyburly’s done. When the battle’s lost and won.” The witches clearly know that King Duncan’s side will win the battle. They also know when they will meet with Macbeth- “There to meet with Macbeth.” This addresses

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    Witches Power In Macbeth

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    In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the theme of acting on beliefs illustrates men as the weak and women as the strong in the story. This flaw in the men restrains them from fully acting upon what they believe, and instead, do as the women persuade and manipulate them to do. With the flaw in the men, it allows the women to use them to further contrast their power. Even when the men make attempts to make right, the women exploit the men's flaw of belief and will to fulfill their own goals. Shakespeare

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    The Witches in MacBeth Essay

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    The Witches in MacBeth      Shakespeare utilized many sources of information when writing his plays.  One of his sources for the witches in MacBeth was almost certainly Reginald Scot's The Discoverie of Witchcraft, published in 1584.  In his book, Scot refuted many of the common notions regarding witches and their powers; nevertheless, the book created a basic outline for the typical witch, including physical descriptions and abilities.  The witches in MacBeth are representations of

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    Tragedy of Macbeth, where the titular character commits multiple crimes after hearing three witches predict his future. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, the witches are the catalyst to all of Macbeth’s crimes. This can be seen when they convince Macbeth that he will become king, they motivate him to kill Banquo and they inform him that he is virtually unkillable and should fear MacDuff. To begin, the witches are the catalyst to Macbeth’s crimes because the convince him that he will become king. Macbeth first

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    Witches In Macbeth Essay

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    The Three Witches or Weird Sisters in Macbeth were depictions of Holinshed’s sisters “creatures of the elderwood… nymphs or faries”(Chronicles 268). Nymphs are usually portrayed as goddesses of the forests; mountains, waters and they possess an unlimited contract of youthful beauty, endued with knowledge of prophecies. For other topical evidence, there is Matthew Gwinne’s brief Latin pageant, ‘TresSibyllae’ (Three Sibyls), welcoming King James to St John’s College, Oxford, on 27 August 1605. It

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