How The Three Witches Gain Power In Macbeth

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William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is a tragedy play written in the year of 1606 in England. The setting of this play takes place during the Middle or Medieval Ages in various locations, including England. During this medieval time period, many people desired power and would stop at nothing to seek and gain it, including the characters in The Tragedy of Macbeth. The three witches in this play utilizes their knowledge of spells, charms, as well as prophecies as power over Macbeth’s life and future. On the other hand, Lady Macbeth gains power over Macbeth by continuing to question his manhood and through manipulation. The morally ambiguous main character and protagonist in the play Macbeth struggles to free himself from the powers of the three witches and Lady Macbeth while seeking to gain power over others to become king. Throughout The Tragedy of Macbeth, the power struggle between Macbeth, the three witches, and Lady Macbeth enhances the meaning of the work and dramatizes…show more content…
She determines he is not by stating, “yet do I fear thy nature/ It is too full o’th milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way: thou wouldst be great.” Lady Macbeth know she is more ruthless and decides she must manipulate and convince her husband to murder the king expressing the power she has over Macbeth. Later, Lady Macbeth utilizes manipulation when her husband becomes hesitant to commit the horrible murder when she states, “Art thou afeard/To be the same in thine own act and valour/As thou art in desire?”, questioning Macbeth’s manhood. Throughout the play, Lady Macbeth continues to question his bravery and manhood which puts physical and mental constraints on
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