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  • Murder Of Duncan As Lady Macbeth
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    Due to the nature of Macbeths downfall it would be difficult to blame a single person for his downfall. The main characters that were at fault in Macbeths downfall were The Witches, Lady Macbeth and of course Macbeth himself but who is to blame the most out of the three The Witches played a big part in Macbeth's downfall, as they were the first characters who influenced Macbeth as they met him at the start of the story. The Witches were determined from the start to influence Macbeths way in life...
  • Witches In Macbeth
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    Shannon 12 22 99 Senior English Hour 7 A The Use of the Witches in Macbeth One of Shakespeares most famous plays, Macbeth, includes examples of several literary techniques. Two techniques he uses are foreshadowing and bringing supernatural elements into a story. Like many writers, Shakespeare uses characters to foreshadow. The witches in Macbeth bring out the elements of foreshadowing and the supernatural. Throughout the play readers can find the witches and their effects upon the story and the ...
  • King Duncan To Lady Macbeth
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    In Macbeth king Duncan is physically murdered in act 2 scenes 1-2 by the Thane of Cawdor, Macbeth, he is unable to be held completely responsible for the murder as many other characters can be held responsible for motivating him to do the deed. The main suspects are: the three witches, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth himself, Duncan and the guards. So far in the play Macbeth has become the Thane of Cawdor by winning the battle against the Norwegians and Macdonald. Then Macbeth returns home where he reunit...
  • Witches Prophecies And Lady Macbeths
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    The Tragic Downfall of Macbeth In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, the main character, Macbeth, is a brave and loyal subject to the King of Scotland, but as the play progresses, his character begins to change drastically. Evil and unnatural powers, as well as his own desire to become king, take over his better half and eventually lead to his downfall. Three main factors that intertwine with one another that contribute to Macbeths tragic end are the prophecies told by the three witches, Lady Macbet...
  • Play With The Witches
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    Analysis of Witches in Macbeth In the play Macbeth by Shakespeare the three female witches play an important part in the development of the story. This essay will analyze the dramatic function of the witches in Act I of Macbeth. I think that the reason that Shakespeare begins the play with the witches is to gives us the impression that everything starts with the witches, that is they are the catalysts for everything that happens in the play. I think that the witches are also there to set the moo...
  • Macbeth's Continued Ambition
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    Often debated is the role of the witches in Macbeth's life, whether they controlled him, or merely provided him with insight. The witches are introduced at the beginning of the play and give Macbeth three prophecies. First, that Macbeth will become Thane of Candor, second that he will become Thane of Glass, and finally he will become King. There is the possibility that once Macbeth met with the witches, they controlled every move he made. It is more realistic, however, to believe that Macbeth wa...
  • Seed Of Evil In Macbeth's Head
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    Macbeth: Witches Influence on Macbeth's Decisions In the Shakespearean play, 'Macbeth,' the witches influence on how Macbeth made his decisions played a crucial part in contributing to his eventual destruction. The witches were trying to create chaos by prophesying to Macbeth in order to get him to act. They planted the seed of evil in Macbeth's head that grew to dominate his mind. But it was Macbeth who made the choices that determined his fate. He was not forced to kill Duncan nor any of his o...
  • Lead Macbeth By Evil
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    Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a wicked display of one man's weaknesses and the forces that possess him. Macbeth was gullible and single-minded. He was obsessed with the throne, which became his ultimate goal. The witches were misleading with their ambiguous predictions because they wanted to disrupt the order of the hierarchy. The witches and the powers that they represented roused Macbeth to the kingship and eventually to his death. Macbeth, just like anybody else, had some weaknesses. He w...
  • Lady Macbeth Alludes To The Witches Vision
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    The passing of decade's, centuries and a millennium, man in some aspects, has not changed. With this passing of time, man remains gullible and optimistic. These two characteristics are essential in the development in the play Macbeth. This is evident in that Macbeth's fate is influenced, by the witches' predictions. At the outset of the play, Macbeth encounters the witches who predict he will become "Thane of Condor" and that he too, will one day be king. Nevertheless, the witches do not oblige ...
  • Lady Macbeth
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    In Elizabethan times, witches were a natural part of life. Macbeth witnessed this, as seen in the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. The evil forces that the weird sisters, who were witches, possessed, put Macbeth's mind in another direction. This direction was the beginning of his moral downfall and the destruction of his destiny. The weird sisters warned Macbeth of this in the three apparitions but he continued living his life without realizing that they were speaking of him. Without the we...
  • Macbeth's Downfall
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    Who Is Most To Blame For Macbeth's Downfall? I have chosen to write my essay about the cause of Macbeth's downfall. Ibelieve Macbeth had an immense build up of hatred inside him waiting to be released. I will discuss the possible factors that could have placed the final straw on the camel's back and lead to the releasing of brave soldier Macbeth', and why he committed the acts he did. The first suspects are the witches. After all it was their voices that implanted the thoughts into Macbeth's hea...
  • Three Ghosts Visit Macbeth
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    Macbeth If it hadn't been for the three witches, Macbeth would never have killed Duncan nor Banquo. Macbeth, also would not have been killed my Macduff. The three witches are the reason that everything happened the way the they did. In the beginning of the play, the three that Macbeth would become Thane of Cawdor King of Scotland. In the near future Macbeth became the Thane of Cawdor because of his valiant efforts in the war. Macbeth started to think about the witches to become a little ambitiou...
  • Play Macbeth By William Shakespeare
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    In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, we discover that Macbeth is a tragic hero. There are many factors, which contribute to the degeneration of Macbeth. Macbeth is very ambitious and courageous, and is later portrayed as a moral coward. All of these qualities lead to his tragic death at the end of the play. There are three major points, which contribute greatly to Macbeth's degeneration. The first was the prophecies, which were told to him by the witches. The second factor was when Lady M...
  • Macbeth's One Choice
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    Macbeth - Fate or Free Choice? In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth's destiny is determined by the choices he makes. The first hint to the reader of Macbeth's choices comes as a warning from Banquo to Macbeth about believing the witches, or Weird Sisters. Once Macbeth starts to believe the witches, this belief facilitates his decisions to take certain actions. Macbeth's choice to believe the witches also gives them control over him, which further illustrates how Macbeth's destiny is fated ...
  • Lady Macbeth Tricks By The Three Witches
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    In real life, we should not judge people solely on their appearances. There are many people who appear to be trustworthy but in reality, are not. Appearance versus reality is an important theme in William Shakespeare's Macbeth. The theme focuses on characters who are deceived by what appears to be real, and on the tragic consequences that follow this error in judgment. These characters include, Duncan, who trusts Macbeth too much; Lady Macbeth, who tricks by the witches and herself; Macbeth tric...
  • Macbeth Plans For Death Of Macduff's Family
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    Macbeth In a tragedy the main character rises to greatness, then continues to fall down a shame spiral which leads to their down fall. An example of a tragedy is Macbeth. Macbeth is driven up the hill of greatness a rise, then his untamed ambition leads him to death. The process of a tragedy is slow to let the audience become comfortable with the power and happiness of the main character. Then all of the sudden signs appear that the end is coming and the main character heads toward downfall. In ...
  • Witches In Macbeth
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    The witches in Macbeth are very important in the plot and develop certain aspects of the play. They make greater the theatrical experience with images of darkness, thunder and lightning that make Macbeth the tragedy it is. Their actions also add to the play, dancing round the cauldron and chanting Double, double. Their appearance as dark hags adds mystery to the play. The witches also add a sense of evil and of the supernatural. Their chanting, Double, double, toil and trouble: Fire burn and cau...
  • Ghost Of Banquo And The Apparitions Macbeth
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    Macbeth Essay The term supernatural means above what is normal. Anything that is considered to be of unnatural origins or above and beyond what is natural would be considered, supernatural. The people in Elizabethan times had a much stronger belief in the supernatural. Therefore William Shakespeare's use of witches, ghosts and apparitions in the play, Macbeth, was a very effective way to get the audience involved in the play and stimulate their senses. The supernatural aspects of the play have a...
  • Witches Prophecies For Macbeth
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    It is dark and dreary, there is a storm rolling in. From a distance one can hear three strange voices plotting to meet someone of great courage and strength. This is the opening scene to the famous play, Macbeth written by Shakespeare. The readers, or audience in those times, first get introduced to three characters that will be essential throughout the whole story, the witches. The witches take on many roles and functions. They are there to foreshadow events that will occur at a later point in ...
  • Fight Between Macbeth And Macduff
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    Analyzing The Play Rights Intent In Macbeth Analyzing The Play Rights Intent In Macbeth In Act V Scene 8 of the play Macbeth, Macbeth and Macduff come face to face on another part of the battlefield. Brutal words are exchanged at first. However words alone did not solve their fight, whether those of a ghostly prophecy or of Macbeth himself are nothing compared to their wordless anger. They begin sword fighting. Macbeth had been told by the witches that he could not be killed by any man born of w...

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