Similarities Between Macbeth And The Three Witches

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Ever notice that the Fates from the 1997 Hercules are similar to the Three Witches from Macbeth? They were depicted as three foul old women in both stories. The Fates and the Three Witches both foretold the future. Both groups of women highly influenced the outcomes of stories. In both stories, the parts of the Fates and the Three Witches are parallel with each other. In each story, there were three women described as unattractive and old. In Hercules, the Fates are seen as old, inhuman, and having different colored skin (green, red and blue). They shared one eyeball and were cloaked in black. In one scene, one of the Fate’s hair fell out. In Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 3, Macbeth and Banquo encounter the Three Witches and upon seeing them, Banquo says,…show more content…
Live you, or are you aught that man may question/ you seem to understand me, by each at once her choppy finger laying upon her skinny lips you should be women, and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so.” (Shakespeare 8) The Three Witches in Macbeth, are described as withered, disoriented attired, unearthly, skinny lipped, chapped skin, and bearded. In both stories, the fates and the three witches are portrayed as horrid old women. The descriptions of the women are almost

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