As I said, what they possibly though were witchcraft back then could be something treatable by now. Unlike in 1690’s, they didn’t have proof to back their hypothesis that it was bewitching. But now that the reason behind the said incidents were already established and proved wrong by people who studied what might have happened back then. People might still believe witchcraft does exist in present time solely because they have no idea that it might just be an illness that they had no idea about. That the reaction of people around toward something can affect greatly on how things can be
The people believed in the spiritual nature and there was no doubt for their the sake of their lives. People were very weary of witches and most people stood clear to not get attached to bad fortune. Literature from the time period like Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland was a major reason in the plot and character development. King Malcolm throne passing to his grandsons Duncan I and Macbeth originated from the Chronicles. Another aspect taken was the murderer
Characters like Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are good examples on how gender plays a role on people having free will or not. In the beginning of the story, one of the first things that caused Macbeth to falter with his free will was manipulation. He was first manipulated by the three witches in act one, scene three. The witches tell Macbeth that he “shalt be king hereafter” (Mac.1.3.50). By saying this, the witches were able to plant that idea in his mind, manipulating his actions.
People in general should not be allowed to conform to society. The reason people choose to obey others beliefs and customs is because of their lack of knowledge of that subject. And people are too lazy to go and gather their own information and form an opinion on their own, they are stuck to resorting to integrating with the “normal” people in society. The so called witches in Salem Massachusetts, were wrongly accused of practicing witchcraft or any other witch related crimes. Has our dear Abigail Williams fallen under this dark curse just as countless humans in this world
The Salem Witch Trials are a well known event in history. There are multiple theories for why the hysteria occurred. Over time, as more evidence has been found and more has been learned about their life people have hypothesised new theories. Some of the theories for why such hysteria occurred include, weather affecting the food, the fact that the kids weren’t allowed to play as a result of the strict Puritan laws, and they didn’t appreciate differences between people. These are just a few of many theories about why the delirium occurred.
Then the prophecy does start to take shape with Macbeth being named Thane of cawdor. During this time he goes through an internal conflict with himself. He argues with himself over whether or not to trust the prophecy and three witches, “This supernatural soliciting/Cannot be ill, cannot be good: if ill,/Why hath it given me earnest of success” (1.3.243-245). Unfortunately for Macbeth the King’s son Malcolm is to named the predecessor of King Duncan. Macbeth recognizes that this means the prophecy cannot come true despite the Thane of Cawdor prediction becoming a reality.
People are often scared of monsters when they are young, but once they grow older and mature, they begin to realize that the idea was made up in their heads. However, some people are so set on the theory of there being mythological creatures that they do not think of the possibility of actual people being monsters instead. We like to believe that we live in a world where none of us are sane and our behavior is superb. When in reality, it is the opposite. We do not realize how much hatred, rape, and violence there is in the world.
This demonstrates the witches play an important role of Macbeth’s life since he is the main character. Prediction: Prediction plays a significant role in the play as the Witches manipulate Macbeth into believing their prophecy. If it was not for the predictions, Macbeth would have never killed many innocent people and to even get himself killed. He thought no one would be able to kill him therefore, he did not feel as if he needed to prepare himself
Most notably in the quote, "In thunder, lightning or rain". These words suggest that the witches have somewhat supernatural control over fundamental elements. This proposes that the 3 witches have no fear. or hesitation to meet under these conditions, showcasing that the 3 witches are fearless, and have unique psychological power shared amongst themselves. However, having supernatural forces surrounding or supporting the witches, was not always a good thing.
Then the witch appear and tell he is going to be king and then he is filled with pride and unrighteous ambition. I think this is something that all of us can relate to. What the witches said, where partial truth and not the whole truth. Maybe it would make the audience as the question, is this too good to be true? Even the thought of having power corrupted Macbeth.