The Weird Sisters In Macbeth

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In the play of Macbeth the weird sisters do play an important role in the play and Macbeth’s ambition eventually have led him to some disastrous action. This will be proven with reference to the play as a whole.
The weird sisters play an important role by plant the seed in Macbeth’s head that he will be a king one day. They awake his ambitions. Macbeth says “The Prince of Cumberland! That is a step. On which I must fall down, or else o'erleap, for in my way it lies.”He already has the idea of kill Duncan and take over his place at this stage and it all because of the weird sister’s prophecies.
On the other hand, Macbeth’s ambition eventually have lead him to some disastrous action.“Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! Hail to thee, Thane of Cowdor! All hail,Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” He believe these prophecies from the weird sisters without question and his ambition are already takes
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“Is this dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?” The weird sisters push him to become a evil man that is why Macbeth imagines a dagger in front of him.
Macbeth want to murder Banquo and his son because of the weird sister’s prophecies.The influence from the weird sister’s make he thinks that is his destiny to be a king of Scotland ,therefore he has to protect it.④“He chid the Sisters,When first they put the name of king upon me ,And bade them speak to him; then prophet-like. They hailed him father to a line of kings.Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown.” Once again the prophecies continues to push him along to kill Banquo and his son.
The weird sisters play an important role by tell Macbeth the second set of prophecies which has make him think he is invincible. ”⑤Though Birnam Wood be come to Dunsinane, And thou opposed, being of no woman born,Yet I will try the last. ”The weird sisters give the trick answers and this lead Macbeth on to destroy
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