One reason this may be, has to do with their evil fortune for Macbeth. They left Macbeth with a riddle which then lead him to “profound” actions. Another note about the witches is that Shakespeare had created a scene of them doing real magic. This is what people think had caused real witches to place a curse on the play. The witches were offended (“Supernatural”).
Laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall hard Macbeth” (Shakespeare 4.1.90-92). “Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him” (Shakespeare 4.1.105-107). These three prophecies tell Macbeth that the person that defeats him is not born of a woman and that he will not be defeated unless Great Birnam Wood moves to Dunsinane Hill. Thinking that both of these contentions are impossible, Macbeth develops strong pride and faith that he will never be defeated. Macbeth also diminishes the first prophecy because the Thane of Fife, Macduff, has recently gone into hiding.
Ambition and Greed is first introduced in the beginning of “Macbeth” when Macbeth and Banquo are greeted with three witches. The three witches present them with three prophecies, two for Macbeth, and one for Banquo. “… All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor, All hail Macbeth! Thou shalt be king hereafter” and to Banquo “… Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none” (Act 1, Scene 3).
The supernatural theme is present in both Macbeth and The Crucible, and plays a role in the downfall of the protagonists in each play. As previously stated, in Macbeth, the manipulative ambition of Macbeth was initially driven by the three witches, who supposedly see Macbeth as ruler of Scotland. In the opening scene of the play, Macbeth and Banquo visit the three witches and are each given a prophecy. Macbeth is seen as king whereas Banquo’s sons are seen as several kings. This supernatural prophecy drove Macbeth into murdering Duncan and Banquo.
The second apparition adds" Be bloody, bold and resolute; laugh/ to scorn/ The power of a man: for none of women born/ shall harm Macbeth (4/1/79-82). The third apparition concludes" Be lion- mettled, proud, and take no/ Care/ Who chafes, who frets, or where conspires are: / Macbeth shall never vanquish 'd be until/ Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill/ Shall come against him (4/1/89-94). The first prophecy indicates that Macbeth should beware of Macduff. Shortly after recently the first prophesy, Macbeth orders the assassination of Macduff; since Macduff fled to England, his son gets stabbed by a murder hired by Macbeth. After hearing the second prophecy, Macbeth feels reassured, for the reason being, he believes that everyone is born of a woman.
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.
King Duncan is already Thane of Cawdor, so it makes Macbeth think that he has to do something to make the prediction come true. Later in the story, the witches make more predictions for Macbeth, but these predictions are used to mess with Macbeth’s head. The second apparition that the witches’ summon says, “Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn
To begin with, the conflict good vs evil is presented through Macbeth and the witches. In Act I, when the witches say, “Fair is foul and foul is fair” (scn i, ln 10), the witches are saying that good people can be evil and evil qualities can be shown in good people. In the beginning, Macbeth had no desire to take part in the killing of King Duncan. He was a cunning warrior. When the cynical, manipulative witches came about, they caused Macbeth’s views to alter.
Hallucinations play a strong role in this play and create vivid imagery in Macbeth. The specific accounts that can be used to prove this thesis are Banquo’s ghost, Lady Macbeth’s invisible blood stains, and the witches apparitions. The climax of the play has already passed with Macbeth taking his first life, King Duncan. In doing this he sends himself into a
Macbeth would have not gained the ambitions he had if the witches were not in the play. His ambition led him into desire which destroyed him. His responsibilities was promoted through by their forces Also without the witches Lady Macbeth would not have had the desire to help her husband rise to be king, “ you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full” (1.5.38-41). The witches are responsible for influencing Macbeth to commit many murders.They convinced him to kill the the old king. They also persuaded him to kill Macduff’s family by creating many visions.