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God and the devil have a strong presence in Macbeth The characters look to heaven and hell as places they have to try and strive towards or steer away from God and the devil seem to be the driving and obvious force behind the happenings of the tragedy They mold the characters into what they are Even when things do not end up in their favor The witches have an impact on the whole theme of the play They are the ones who start to label Macbeth with titles which he does not yet posses The witches predict the future which is to Macbeths liking All hail Macbeth Hail to thee Thane of Glamis All hail Macbeth Hail to thee Thane of Cawdor All hail Macbeth thats shalt be king hereafter1346-48 Macbeth at this time was only the Thane of Glamis and he knew he had aspirations of becoming king but wanted to know how these witches would know to say such things tell me moreBut how of Cawdor The thane of Cawdor lives a prosperous gentleman and to be king stands not within the prospect of belief 1368-73 The witches at this point fade out and leave Banquo and Macbeth to speculate Ross and Angus enter and tell Macbeth that that the Thane of Cawdor is going to be executed and that Macbeth will take on the title In Macbeths mind this means that he is going to be king Since the witches were able to predict that he was going to be Thane of Cawdor then he believes he is definitely going to be king What can the devil speak true13107 This is Banquos reaction after Ross hails Macbeth with his new title Thane of Cawdor Banquo starts to wonder if what the witches proclaimed would actually come true If what they said did come true for him it would mean his children would be kings This quote is sort of strange to
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