Examples Of Prophecies In Macbeth

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Throughout Act I of Macbeth, Macbeth encounters three witches who give him three prophecies. These prophecies state that Macbeth will become Thane of Glamis, Cawdor, and king. “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!” (Macbeth, ll. 47-49). Since Macbeth received the prophecies from the three wyrd sisters he and Lady Macbeth began to conjure up a plan to murder Duncan. However, if the witches would have not showed Macbeth his future then Duncan would still be alive today. Thus, Macbeth would have not formed the murderous plan to kill Duncan if he never foresaw his future. Macbeth was an honest, noble warrior before he found out his fate. “For brave Macbeth – well he deserves that name – /Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel,/ Which smoked with bloody execution” (Macbeth, ll. 16-18). Macbeth loved Duncan; he has fought under Duncan for son long. "The service and the loyalty I owe, In doing it, pays itself. Your highness' part Is to receive our duties; and our duties Are to your…show more content…
They tell Macbeth that he will become the Thane of Glamis, the Thane of Cawdor, and the king hereafter. However, they leave out the part where Macbeth is so greedy for power that he plans to kill Duncan and blame it on the guards so that he can become king. Once the noble Macbeth learns his destiny his “vaulting ambition” (Macbeth, l.27) shines. Since Macbeth has been given light to his future, he has hatred towards King Duncan and Banquo. Macbeth wants to be on top; the Thane of Glamis, Cawdor, and King hereafter. He needs to get rid of anyone and anything standing in his way. The witches foresee Macbeth having power and Macbeth will not stop until he is king. However, if Macbeth never encountered the witches he would have no motive to murder Duncan. Therefore, the witches control Macbeth’s

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