Hecate is the goddess of witchcraft and can be viewed as the leader of the three witches. She appeared early on in the play in Act III, scene v to explain to the witches that Macbeth will come back to the witches to ask them about his destiny. This scene help leads to setup the current scene that I am analyzing. After Hecate leaves, Macbeth shows up and asks for the witches. He wants the witches to reveal his destiny.
And the third witch stats, “all hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter”. When Ross and Angus said to Macbeth you will be the king of the Crowder. Then, Macbeth believed the three witches after the second prophecy was proven. In addition, Macbeth’s weakness is seen when his wife influences over him to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth who lusts for power and position.
The captain assumes that he would be dead in the battlefield. “And fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling, showed like a rebel’s whore,but all’s too weak: For brave Macbeth well he deserves that name. Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody executions”(I.II.8-12). The captain says that Macbeth should have died in the battle, but Macbeth escaped his own death. Once he hears that the witches have predicted that he will become the Thane of Cawdor, which came true, Macbeth believess their second prediction that he is going to become the king.
“No more that thane of Cawdor shall deceive our bosom interest: go pronounce his present death, and with his former title greet Macbeth” (1. 3. 76). The Witches used the fact “Hail to you, Thane of Cawdor” as a trick, to have Macbeth believe the prophecies are true. Macbeth finds out he will become the Thane of Cawdor and something
Flawlessly Tragic How far would one go to attain certain, desired, goals? In 11th century Scotland, people went as far as murder to become king, and the prophecy from 3 witches lead Macbeth to do the same, but he didn't stop there. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Shakespeare uses the tragic flaw of betrayal to suggest how Macbeth’s distrust of others lead to his betrayal of friends and his eventual downfall. Macbeth betrayed King Duncan to follow his prophecy of becoming king, and distrust began to grew between him and other characters in the tragedy. At the beginning of Act 3, Banquo has a soliloquy that starts with “Thou hast it now-King, Glamis, Cawdor, all as the weird women promised, and I fear thou hast played’st most foully for’t” (Shakespeare 3.1.1-3).
In Macbeth the witches act as an unnatural spirit in a natural play, who provide Macbeth with his prophecy. “All hail, Macbeth, Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!. All hail, Macbeth, Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!. All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter.” (Shakespeare, 1.3.48-50). This is the first time, Macbeth is introduced to the unnatural in the play.
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (I, III, 49-51) The witches call Macbeth King and he gets confused. Later he knows that his future is to be king and murders King Duncan. Hamlet speaks to his father’s ghost and is bound to follow the commissions given to him by the ghost.
After Macbeth slaughters King Duncan, he is named king himself and starts to get paranoid about people finding out the truth. Banquo suspects Macbeth of cheating to become king and reminds Macbeth that his own son’s will become king someday when he says, “Thou hast it now: king, Cawdor, Glamis, all, as the weird women promised, and I fear thou played’st most foully for ’t. Yet it was said it should not stand in thy posterity, But that myself should be the root and father of many kings” (Mac.3.1.1-6). Directly after that conversation, Macbeth hires murderers to kill Banquo. This is another murder that Macbeth never would have done if the witches were not to give Macbeth his
/ Would he were here! To all, and him, we thirst, / And all to all” (3.4.90-93) when then Macbeth seeing his ghost, becomes uncomfortable and then talks to the ghost. This shows that Macbeth is beginning to mental break down and starts the falling action that leads to his killing. In act 4, Macbeth is conversing with the witches, wondering if “Tell me, if your art / Can tell so much: shall Banquo’s issue ever / Reign in this kingdom?” (4.1.101-103), and after their response, he is showt Kings and Banquo is last, as his prophecy still holds true. Macbeth and his wife are still concerned about Banquo even though they killed him two acts ago, which shows Banquo’s
Their crafty words lead Macbeth into believing he was the chosen one, for he would unify a nation in anarchy. Man craves power, the witches said what Macbeth wanted to hear. These were hopes and dreams of a man driven by blind ambition to rule. In act one, scene three, the witches inspire Macbeth by saying “All hail Macbeth, Hail to thee, that shall be king hereafter” (Shakespeare Macbeth’s Act I,
Most people thought that Shakespeare’s Macbeth was written as praise and in honor of King James. In all reality, Shakespeare used his play to show people the injustice of innocent women being slaughtered because of the King’s obsession over witches. The character Macbeth is a representation of the corruption of that day. Throughout the play, Macbeth views the witches as the fates, the three goddesses that control each person’s destiny in Greek mythology. In Act