Three Weird Sisters In Macbeth

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In my opinion the “three weird sisters” play a significant role and have complete control over the whole play. The premise of the play Macbeth is his lust for power and all the events that occur in the process to become and maintain being king. Without the weird sisters prophesies to Macbeth does he even embark on his murderous rampage? We learn quickly that Macbeth is a brave and noble warrior, so it doesn’t seem likely that after King Duncan named him Thane of Cawdor he would plot the murder of him after. Though shortly before his promotion the weird sisters do prophecies to him that he will become Thane and later King. So Macbeths belief in the sisters has already begun and this where the rest of the play begins to go in motion. Macbeth invites King Duncan to his castle with no real intent to murder, though one character had other plans. Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, desperately wanted to become queen and knew exactly how to do it. At first Macbeth was firm on his stance of not wanting to kill Duncan, though after several comments on his manhood Lady Macbeth, the spur to prick the sides of my intent, had convinced her husband. “More evidence of the witches control over the play is a hesitant Macbeth on his way to kill Duncan and an image of a floating dagger…show more content…
The witches showed him three apparitions. The first apparition is of an armored head, which tells Macbeth to fear Macduff. The second apparition, a bloody baby, tells Macbeth no man born of woman would hurt him. The last apparition appears as a crowned child with a tree in its hand which tells him that he would not be defeated until Birnam Wood meets at Dunsinane Hill. Macbeth, believing that what the witches showed him would be true, now becomes over confident and cocky that he would remain as king. Given that all men are born of women and that Birnam Wood, a forest, is not able to move to Dunsinane Hill, Macbeth feels practically
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