How Does Shakespeare Present The Witches In Macbeth

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1. Shakespeare opens the play by showing the witches for several different reasons. One of these reasons includes the fact to set up the scene by creating a mood/tone. The mood/tone that is created is dark, ominous, and enigmatic as witches are known to be evil and wicked. This mood/tone was also created because Macbeth is known to be a tragedy play. In addition, the play opens by showing the witches because long ago, individuals actually believed that witches existed, so it was a clever strategy to use on the audience. Plus, Shakespeare opens the play with the witches as a tactic to foreshadow and predict what will happen eventually throughout the play. Lastly, with the witches opening the play, Shakespeare makes his audience engender anticipation

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