Most probably, the three Witches however caused Macbeth nothing but the trouble. First, the sisters encouraged his undeveloped mind or ambitions to be King of Scotland. In addition to this, the prophecies of Witches gave Macbeth a false sense of safety. Lastly, Witches prediction of becoming King led Macbeth to believe he would be happy some day which was far from the truth. The three Witches contribute the most to Macbeth’s ruin.
Corruption is the abuse of power for personal gain. In Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Macbeth, Macbeth’s corruption is caused by the intervention of the weird sisters. Macbeth’s mind was corrupted by the witches. The witches drive Macbeth’s ambition by foretelling his fate, by helping Fleance escape and creation of the apparitions. In Macbeth the witches act as an unnatural spirit in a natural play, who provide Macbeth with his prophecy.
Second Witch: All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane if Cawdor! Third Witch: All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!” (Shakespeare Act I Scene III) The Witches call Macbeth by his title thane of Glamis, but then they also call him thane of Cawdor and king. He knew that he wasn’t the thane of Cawdor and he certainly wasn’t king, so at first he
In the play Macbeth, the Witches play a bigger role than one might expect. The Witches are temptations of evil and with the Witches’ mischief prey upon Macbeth’s ambition like puppeteers. The Witches give Macbeth numerous prophecies that are told to provoke Macbeth towards his doom. The prophecies give Macbeth thoughts of treason against the King, tells Macbeth to secure the kingdom from Banquo’s descendants, and give Macbeth the false courage that leads him to think he was invincible. If the Witches’ prophecies did not guide Macbeth, his life would not have led to tragedy.
The strive and ambition for power can seem to become true perfection, but people must become more careful about what they wish for because that power might exactly be what causes their downfall. This is true in William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth by a man by the name of Macbeth. Macbeth is a Scottish general and Thane of Glamis and is known for being a noble Thane and a brave, and powerful soldier. Macbeth being a high-ranking man was not virtuous. He was easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitious crave to claim the throne.
Immediately we realize that something wrong is going to happen because there are witches and something always goes wrong with witches. Later in Act I Macbeth is talked about by King Duncan how he is an honorable and respectful man who shall be named Thane of Cawdor for defeating the treacherous Macdonwald. Before even meeting Macbeth we know him to be a great man, but we also know he will be met by an evil stronger than he has ever faced before, the witches. This means that Macbeth 's soul will have to deal with a fight between good and evil. Soon after learning all this information, the audience soon reads about Macbeth and Banquo’s meeting with the three weird sisters.
Reasons why fate is a factor to the play and how shakespeare uses fate as a strategy to create s havoc and dreadful story for the reader, is by having the three witches tell macbeth his suppose fate. This is important because if Macbeth doesn’t know he is to be “ Thane of Glamis!... Thane of Cawdor!” (I, iii, 355 ) like the witches say then Macbeth wouldn’t even dare to harm the king without reasons. But analysing the quote he is fated to be the next king which Macbeth believe his fate and at the same time struggle to even through away his loyalty to Duncan so he can be the next ruler. Another example of fate being seen in the play is when Macbeth made a decision to kill Banquo, which to Macbeth is a loyal friend who he have trusted for a long time.
After this happens Macbeth starts to calm down because he thinks there is no way the woods will move from Dunsinane hill and he knows everybody is born from a woman. Macbeth does not find out until it is too late that the witches were not being literal in that, but when Macduff and his men use the chopped down wood to hide behind and it looked as if the woods were moving down the hill. Once again, the witches were right in the fact that the woods would come down the hill and shortly after, Macduff tells Macbeth “Despair thy charm; And let the angel whom thou still hast
/ Would he were here! To all, and him, we thirst, / And all to all” (3.4.90-93) when then Macbeth seeing his ghost, becomes uncomfortable and then talks to the ghost. This shows that Macbeth is beginning to mental break down and starts the falling action that leads to his killing. In act 4, Macbeth is conversing with the witches, wondering if “Tell me, if your art / Can tell so much: shall Banquo’s issue ever / Reign in this kingdom?” (4.1.101-103), and after their response, he is showt Kings and Banquo is last, as his prophecy still holds true. Macbeth and his wife are still concerned about Banquo even though they killed him two acts ago, which shows Banquo’s
In William Shakespeare’s later period, after 1600, that he wrote the tragedies Hamlet, and Macbeth. Possibly the best known of these plays is Hamlet which explores betrayal, retribution, incest and moral failure. These moral failures often drive the twists and turns of Shakespeare’s plots, destroying the hero