Examples Of Prediction In Macbeth

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Macbeth, a play written by William Shakespeare is about a noble thane who destroys everyone that can prevent him from being king after hearing the witches’ prophecies. In Act 4 Scene 1, King Macbeth visited the witches again with a goal to learn more about their previous predictions. Upon arrival, the witches gave Macbeth another three prediction. When Macbeth saw the final apparition, he stated the following: Thou art too like the spirit of Banquo: down! / Thy crown does sear mine eye-balls. And thy hair, / Thou other gold-bound brow, is like the first. / A third is like the former. Filthy hags! / Why do you show me / this? A fourth! Start, eyes! / What, will the line stretch out to the crack of doom? / Another yet! A seventh! I'll see no more: / And yet the eighth…show more content…
Upon witnessing the apparition, Macbeth feels worried that the witches’ prediction for Banquo may actually come true. In addition, Macbeth also has no children to pass of the throne to and thus Fleance, the son of Banquo may actually become king in the future. Ultimately, this apparition built more fear and paranoia in Macbeth. The witches in the play Macbeth are the main cause of most of Macbeth’s action. Thus the conflicting parties that are evident from this quote is Macbeth against the supernatural world. Throughout the play, Macbeth is a character that is easily influenced by other people. Soon after the he meet with the witches the first time, his mental health state started to become more impaired and more confident. With the first few predictions (on how he is the thane of Cawdor) came true, he was determined to make the rest of the witch’s prophecies come true. Macbeth’s mind is now filled with all these comments that he thinks is true all thanks to the witches. This apparation built more fear upon Macbeth as he might be
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