Examples Of The Three Witches In Macbeth

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The Three “Weird” Witches in Macbeth
If you were given your fate for the rest of your life how would you react? In the Shakespearean play, Macbeth, the preposterous way that men react when given their fate is portrayed. Macbeth takes place in a medieval Scotland, where the main character, Macbeth, and others are faced with many obstacles after Macbeth receives his destiny from the three witches. Shakespeare allows for several instances in which fate and a man 's will fuse with each other. The three witches, which are also known as the three “weird sisters”, represent Macbeth’s fate and completely control his thoughts and actions that ultimately play a part in his downfall. The three witches gave multiple predictions which affected Macbeth’s actions throughout the play. From the beginning of the play, the sisters state three different predictions to Macbeth, while his trusty friend, Banquo, is there listening as well. They prophesied, “All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Glamis!...All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor... All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!”(Mac.1.3.51-54). At the time, Macbeth was already Thane of Glamis but the other statements were untrue. What the witches meant was that some day in the future Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and then ultimately king. After the witches gave Macbeth his destiny, Banquo asks for his and the witches tell him, “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none”(Mac.1.3.70-71). This quote means that

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