Act One, Scene Three What prophecies are given to Macbeth and Banquo by the witches? -The prophecies that were given to Macbeth and Banquo was that he was going to be... --King --Glamis --Banquo’s kids will be future kings How would Macbeth be “lesser than Macbeth and much greater” and “not so happy, yet much happier”? Explain. Which literary device could be used to describe this scene? -A literary device that you could use is a metaphor.
Hecate is the goddess of witchcraft also is the Queen Witch in the play of Macbeth. Hecate takes pride in her Witchcraft plus treasures showing off. To convey her message Hecate uses motifs of blood also predictions to rash Macbeth. During the meeting, "As by the strength of their illusion" (3.5, 28) Hecate instructs the Witches to assemble visions and spirits which will create an artificial sense of self-confidence also causing Macbeth confusion furthermore a sense of impudence. Nevertheless, Macbeth states his need for security and its relevance today, this is important because it brings attention to the fact that the desire for security can bring mortals to the stage that some will perform drastic and intolerable acts to achieve security of their desire.
The outcome of the fresh news is dependent on the reaction of the fortune’s receiver. Shakespeare develops this motif around the core of the story to ask the reader “how impactful is fate?” The question of fate is negated by the witches’ prophecies for Macbeth. In the beginning of the novel, the witches are introduced by lightning and thunder which gives the reader the impression that evil resides in these creepy women. The first confrontation between the witches and Macbeth occurs just after King Duncan decides to name Macbeth thane of Cawdor, but Macbeth does not know that yet. Each witch praises Macbeth with a new fortune at his arrival upon the scene.
Later on in the play Lady Macbeth finds out Duncan will be staying the night with her and her husband. As soon as she gets this news she starts planning out how they're going to kill Duncan. Meanwhile Macbeth feels guilt and states “[h]e’s here in double trust: first, as I am kinsman and his subject strong both against the deed; then as his host”(I.7.12-14). During this time period when people were guests at a house the host was supposed to feed and protect their guests. Also meaning Duncan was the king also made it even more wrong to kill him.
The person that I feel is more responsible for killing Duncan is Lady Macbeth .Lady Macbeth read the letter she got from the witches. She thought about the whole plan to kill King Duncan because of the letter. Macbeth didn’t really want to kill Duncan. In Act I Scene 3 Macbeth said "If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me without my stir." He had his thoughts on if he should do it or not.
To sum it up, the witches and the prostitutes shares some similarities. For an example, they both are not welcomed into society this indicates they are outcasts, as well as this both the witches and the prostitutes strives to manipulative other characters into they trap this is shown clearly in Macbeth. When one of the witches’ quote “(Second Witch) All Hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!... ( the third witch) All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter! ", the outcome of this is that the Witches were gaining Macbeth's hope in becoming King.
In act two, it appears as if the witches aren 't present; however, the contrary is true. The witches played a large role in act two by influencing Macbeth 's hallucinations. In Act two Scene two, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth kill duncan, the current king, in order for Macbeth to be crowned king. After Macbeth destroys the illusion of becoming king and makes the power a reality, he begins to hear voices crying out warning people not to sleep, or else Macbeth will murder them. These voices are obviously not real because the only two characters that know about the murder are both the Macbeths; therefore, they must be the witches playing mind games with Macbeth trying to rattle him due to the fact that he just messed with fate, and the order of
The scene directions that were taken at the end of 5.9. allowed for a more purposeful and impactful end to Macbeth. In Act V, the Witches’ prophecy focused on Macbeth and showered praise while also remarking fate. What the addition of 5.9. did was add a scene where the Witches speak of another prophecy and illustrates the utter hatred that Malcolm has for these Witches. Malcolm attempts to kill these Witches in outrage of what the Witches have done. The Witches speak of a prophecy that is fulfilled through the actions of Macbeth.
Ethan Smith Mr. Flanagan College Prep Literature 19 September 2015 Free Will in Macbeth In the play Macbeth by Shakespeare free will determines the outcome of the events. Free will is having the ability to make your own decisions. Macbeth shows free will by deciding to interfere with the witches prophecy for him. Macbeth makes important decisions when the witches present him with the apparitions. Macbeth's ability to make his own decisions and human nature eventually lead to his death.
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare the role of freewill is characterized in many ways. Throughout the play Macbeth's rise to kingship showed how other people's opinions influenced his choices. The three witches appeared many times throughout the play and they had gotten their ideas into Macbeth's head and he used them as a support that he could become king of Scotland. His own wife Lady Macbeth pushed him into making bad decisions because she was greedy, and Macduff became his worst enemy as he was his reason for his tragic death. In the beginning of the play the three witches appear to tell Macbeth about his future.
The characters in both works have there own free will , they make there own choices. In the book Macbeth the witches came to Macbeth to tell him about a prophecy of him being the next king of cawdor. Now this is where free will comes in, it was Macbeth 's choice to listen to the witches or not, if he didn 't listen to them the whole story
Second, Macbeth is aware of his tragic flaw, but he does not choose to better himself. Lastly, although being influenced by the witches, Macbeth makes the choice to believe in the witches and to take certain actions. To begin with, Macbeth is greatly influenced by Lady Macbeth. She “is depicted by Shakespeare as an equal of Macbeth in the realm of ambition and ruthlessness; without her, in fact, Macbeth 's courage may never have reached the ‘sticking-place’” (Moss & Wilson 7). She convinces him to commit the murder of King Duncan, as well as convinces him that murder is the only way to achieve their ambition.
Also when casting a spell, in Act IV Scene I. the wicked sisters put in their cauldron a “witches mummy” (1713). The wicked sisters are easily to be identified as witches and their true nature is revealed. Those that deal with witchcraft have given up their claim to either masculinity or femininity. True witches use the duel gender roles to take the fertility of their victims, but only to those who fall for the tricks. True evil is shown in the play Macbeth and Shakespeare wanted the people, especially King James, to understand and recognize an actual witch in hopes of stopping the brutal murders of guiltless