The Witches Prophecies In Macbeth

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The prophecies of the witches lay the groundwork of the story and the advancement of Macbeth. It is their prophecies that Macbeth believes; he takes the evil step that brings disaster to him and those around him. The witches and Macbeth meet again in the course of the play to reaffirm him of the events. The role of witches has a certain importance in this play not only as Macbeth prophecy but as his advisors when he begins to question his plan. The witches are the go between super natural and real interacting together. The witches may not actually be forcing Macbeth to do certain actions but it is their prophecies that greatly influence him. Macbeth is an honorable man who has won approval from King Duncan for his courage in fighting battles and slaying the traitor. Then Macbeth meets the three witches who introduce Macbeth to the idea of greatness. “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!/ All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!/ All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter! (1.3,49-51).” From the very beginning of Macbeth’s encounter with the witches is intriguing; to what extent are the witches accountable for Macbeth’s undoing.…show more content…
The allure of being king and the forming of that idea in Macbeth’s head is what the witches are responsible for but they are not responsible for his actions throughout the play. The witches told Macbeth of the story before it ever happened they made the prophecies real for him. Even though the witches’ predictions are true they did not turn Macbeth in to murder. This is where the super natural and the real interact together to create something

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