To sum it up, the witches and the prostitutes shares some similarities. For an example, they both are not welcomed into society this indicates they are outcasts, as well as this both the witches and the prostitutes strives to manipulative other characters into they trap this is shown clearly in Macbeth. When one of the witches’ quote “(Second Witch) All Hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!... ( the third witch) All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter! ", the outcome of this is that the Witches were gaining Macbeth's hope in becoming King.
Importance of control elsewhere in the play • How control is shown • Reasons for control within the play Control is a recurring theme in the play "Macbeth" as it warns the audience of the repercussions of trying to control your fate. The first key event where control features in a significant way is the witches' prophecies. They tell Macbeth that he will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland which establishes the importance of fate. Shakespeare conveys the witches as agents of evil that are deceptive and dangerous, "oftentimes to win us to our harm/the instruments of darkness tell us truths," showing that they use truth itself to influence a horrible outcome (Macbeth's tragic demise.) Their message is compelling and attractive and we
One example of this can be seen in Act One, right before the witches physically meet Macbeth for the first time, when the sisters are casting a spell. They chant, “The Weird Sisters, hand in hand, posters of the sea and land, thus do go about, about, thrice to thine and thrice to mine” (I.iii. 33-36). The witches are casting a curse over Macbeth after they learn that he is near. The witches are talking in iambic pentameter, a writing style used by Shakespeare, which makes their words sound like a rhyming chant.
In Act I, her skills at manipulation are on full display. When she's on the brink of getting busted for dabbling in witchcraft, she skillfully manages to pin the whole thing on Tituba and several of Salem's other second-class citizens. In the begging, Lady Macbeth represents the opposite of women. She is the dominant partner in their relationship between her and Macbeth. As we progress through the story line, we observe Lady Macbeths downfall.
Lady Macbeth's anxiety of power is shown in Act 1 when she is reading a letter from her husband talking about the prophecy of the three witches, about him becoming king. Lady Macbeth's mind, is now full of meaness thoughts, therefore she starts planing the murder of Scotland king, Duncan. Lady Macbeth realizes that
The three main supernatural occurrences in Macbeth are the witches, the dagger and Banquo’s ghost. The witches are seen in the opening of the play, as they all cry out, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” (1.1.11). This phrase shows the evil within the witches, showing that though people, things and events may seem good or bad, they all turn out to be the opposite. These dark and ominous words also connect to Macbeth as he says a similar line to the witches further on in the text that foreshadows evil is to come and Macbeth’s upcoming meeting with the three witches. The dagger is shown in Macbeth as one of Macbeth’s hallucinations as he sees it as “a dagger which I see before me, / The handle toward my hand?
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.
After the victory of Banquo and Macbeth against the king 's traitor Macdonwald the witches presence contract the vibe of manipulation seeking Macbeth as its next victim. As they encounter with Macbeth and Banquo, they start-off questioning the trio of leery ladies. "look not like the inhabitants of the earth, / And yet are on it"; they seem to understand him, and yet he cannot be sure; they "should be women," and yet they are bearded. One by one the witches told Macbeth his upcoming abundance of power leaving him immensely petrified. As a result the prophecies were the contemporary force plaguing Macbeth into slaughtering King Duncan for his aspiration.
“She is the consummate seductress; the witchcraft hysteria in the play originates in her carnal lust for Proctor” (Schissel 3). Abigail is the core of “The Crucible”, everything originates in her desire for Proctor, and the way she achieves her goals. “Abigail is the most complex of the girls in the town who cry out against their elders. Both clever and cunning, her intense cynicism toward the so called respectability of the town is partly supported in the way that we see them act” (Abbotson 1). She has so many layers to her character that we as readers can explore.
In The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams, one of the main characters in the play, plays a crucial part in the plot as any main character should. Abigail, better known as Abby, is the one who starts the conflict and if it wasn’t for her this play would not have a point. Early on in the play, Abby is identified as a liar, manipulative, and most importantly a very determined young lady. Abigail is found in the woods, practicing witchcraft, by her uncle Parris at the beginning of act one. Later on in the scene when Abby is questioned about what she was in the woods for she says “We did dance, uncle, and when you leaped out of the bush so suddenly, Betty was frightened and then she fainted.