The Witches Purpose In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, there are three witches that tell Macbeth his prophecy that he will become king of Scotland. Macbeth becomes obsessed with the thought of power, and goes on an evil path to become king. The witches however do not do anything after that other than give Macbeth a second prophecy. All they do is play games and watch the events of Macbeth unfold, and it is shown that their purpose is not needed. The entire reason that they were in the play in the first place was because the audience of the time loved witchcraft.
Macbeth, a tragedy written by William Shakespeare in 1606, is a classic play that people have been reading since the last 500 years and have still been enjoying it. Macbeth is a tragedy about treason and ambition. The play of Macbeth talks about one knight (Macbeth) that work for the king Duncan, one day three witches went to meet with him and made three predictions. When the first one becomes true Macbeth try that the others become true too. Finally he destroyed himself and all around him trying to keep the power.
In George Wright’s , Rupert Goold’s , and Kurzel’s movies , all of the witches seemed to say the same lines , despite them being from different timelines . In addition , in all of the movies , the witches create a somewhat eery and chilling atmosphere , whether it was because of the background music or lighting . Not to mention their conversation sounded like a spell as they spoke in rhyme and unison chanting which gives a foreboding atmosphere. Although all of those movies have some few things in common when it comes to the witches’ roles , there are things that occur in the 2006 and 2004 movies that don 't happen in the 2015 movie . We can see that in both of those movies , the witches either destroy something or kill someone .
There's no coming back or questions asked because they won't tell you. Everyone always thought the witches were weird because they were woman's that look like men. But it was Macbeth that choice to go down that pathway. The prophecies was never true in the first place. The witches just wanted the king to be dead without there hands getting
She emasculates Macbeth and challenges his bravery, which to him is the essence of a being a man, "coward." Compelling her husband by giving him an ultimatium, be a coward or kill the king. Macbeth succumbs to evil and in doing so, betrays his King. God 's divine order is disturbed as Macbeth challenges God by killing the God appointed King and assuming the role for himself in his quest for power. Later on in the play, Macbeth asserts his right over Lady Macbeth, flipping their dynamic, and distances himself from her,"be innocent of the knowlded dearest chuck."
In addition, Banquo does not have a reason to be paranoid, as he did not attempt to murder the king in order to complete the prophecy foretelling that his offspring would be royalty. Shakespeare shows the contrast between Macbeth and Banquo once the audience is aware of who each character suspects. Macbeth’s belief in the witches contradicts Banquo’s suspicion towards the sisters. He says, “The instruments of darkness tell us truths, / Win us with honest trifles, to betray's / In deepest consequence.” (I.iii.123-125). Banquo suspects the very nature of the witches, and warns Macbeth of their prophecies.
Ultimately Macbeth’s fiendish actions bring upon a welldeserved punishment. Perhaps Macbeth’s most horrific actions were murder, the punishment in these cases were not only welldeserved but also very fitting. Throughout the play Macbeth becomes increasingly powerhungry, he kills many people, most importantly the King. This was one of the factors that started to change the way he acted. Due to his actions,
Does reality need to be objective and exist in the outside world, or can it be subjective and exist within the mind? In William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth we are presented with a very convoluted universe revolving around the main character Macbeth, a man who seems to be at first of honor but slowly slips into a chasm of cruelty. While he was pushed by outer forces such as Lady Macbeth and the Weird Sisters to attain power and sink further into darkness, it can be argued that everything actually stemmed from him. While he may have appeared to others in one way as an honorable noble who was worthy of leading the country, his inner thoughts hidden away from the rest of the world drive him down a very dark path. With such dual and conflicting natures this ultimately breaks Macbeth until the facade that he put on begins to crack and fall away, showing the face of the “true villain”.
Greek foretellers selected by the gods; however, Macbeth makes the choices that unlocks this convention of further exploration concerning with the supernatural. John P. Beifuss identifies, “In Macbeth, the witches are the most obvious supernatural element but they are not the most important one.” (Beifuss, 1976 pg.30) The appearance Banquo’s ghost in act three scene four proves to be harrowing as the titled character Macbeth is tormented by the apparition. This could also be argued as choices made by Macbeth, conflict with his mental state as the apparition only appears to Macbeth alone. However, Banquo’s ghost proposes a sense of the supernatural, as he remains in his dead state by his horrific death. He haunts Macbeth to show him what he has done.