Second of all, foreshadowing the event that did not happen was another function of the supernatural things. The witches' prophecies made the audience predict how the story was unfolded. Macbeth was affected in a great deal with these prophecies. He told his wife, Lady Macbeth, of a prophecy that he heard. This made them start to have ambitions towards the crown, and to kill King Duncan.
In the Story of Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, there are many different characters who could play the role of Macbeth’s corruption. There is three possibilities of his failure, Macbeth himself, the witches, or Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth tricked Macbeth into doing the wrong actions, such as killing Duncan and making it seem like it was the right thing to do. Macbeth hurt himself by listening to what others tell him, and being conned into making the wrong decision to becoming a king. Part of that is the witches fault, they made him hallucinate and believe things that he never would have if the witches weren't involved.
What does control mean? Control is the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or course of events. In Macbeth, a play by William Shakespeare, Macbeth the Scottish general is told by three witches his prophecy of becoming king of Scotland on day. The ambition and pressure created by his wife leads him to taking action for himself: killing Duncan and taking the throne. Throughout the rest of the play, Macbeth goes insane and is filled with guilt and paranoia.
The three witches’ prophecies acted as a trigger that influenced and obscured Macbeth’s “vaulting ambition”, causing him to become presumptuous as they mislead him into falsely believing that he was invulnerable and unconquerable with their deceptive use of equivocation, thus leading him to his undoing. Though the witches don’t force Macbeth to do anything, they merely revealed the future and chose to confront Macbeth when he was most vulnerable, planting a ‘seed’ in his head that “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” and that “none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth” which inevitably start dominating the way he acted. Initially, the witches’ deceptive tidings of their chiasmus “fair is foul and foul is fair” is imagery used to echo the notion of moral contamination whilst their impact on Macbeth’s already troubled mind contextually depicts them as agents of the devil. With their adoption of ambiguous language, they ‘palter with Macbeth in riddles and affairs of death’ and as a result he is ‘drawn into confusion’, which is used by Shakespeare to convey the danger of suggestion, that depending on the conditions, they may be harmless, delusive or insidious.
Two men search to find what they want, but end in failure. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth, an excellent general, earns many titles throughout the play such as the “Thane of Glamis”, the “Thane of Cawdor”, and eventually, the King of Scotland. Macbeth is a general under King Duncan when the play opens as Macbeth successfully completes a mission under the King, which, in turn, earns him the “Thane of Cawdor.” After celebration over this, three witches visit Macbeth. These superstitious beings hint to Macbeth that he is the true King of Scotland, and the throne is his.
In the play Macbeth, the Three Witch Sisters held the most power. Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, is a play about death, murder, and deceiving. Macbeth didn’t plan on running into The Three Witch Sisters. After the end of a long war, Macbeth came across a cave, home of the Weird Sisters. Witches that prophesized.
“Macbeth- who may I rather challenge for unkindness than for mischance?” (2.3.44-45). Macbeth this is about a man who wanted to be in power and would do any wrong deed to get there. With the help of the Weird Sisters and his wife the murder spree began than ending with Macbeths head decapitated by a foe named Macduff. Although Lady Macbeth convinces her husband to follow the prophecies and Macbeth’s loyalty to his wife destroys his thoughts, the Weird Sisters hold ultimate control when they predict his coming title.
I chose to make a model of the scene when Macduff’s soldiers carry wood up the hill to portray the witches giving Macbeth double meanings, and in turn giving him false hope. I chose to make a model that portrays Macduff’s soldiers carrying trees up the Dunsinane Hill, with Macbeth standing alone at the top of the hill. Macduff’s soldiers are carrying bark on their backs to disguise themselves and sneak into Macbeth’s castle. We chose to have Macbeth alone at the top, staring at his kingdom to portray the struggle between Macbeth and his country. The people that he rule do not trust his either his kingship, nor his honesty, and this shows in the faceoff between Macbeth and Macduff’s army.
The downfall in the life of Macbeth is all his own fault despite the influence from Lady Macbeth and the three witches. As shown at the start of the play, Macbeth is a courageous warrior who won the battle for Scotland. With the impact of the three witches, Macbeth was fallen into deep, dark thoughts. Macbeth led himself to the downfall of his life. He was the hero, who fought in the war between Scotland and Norwegians and gain victory but eventually turned into a tragic hero.
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.