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MACBETH ESSAY Something wicked this way comes Shakespeares Macbeth is a play about murder black magic witches the struggle for power and deception These words are spoken by one of the three witches on Macbeths second visit to the witches Macbeth begins the play as a noble man and a courageous warrior However he becomes an evil man after meeting the witches and because of the influence of his wife and as a result of his undying ambition The witches play an important role in introducing the play to the audience The witches meet Macbeth and Banguo in Act 1 Scene 3 and tell Macbeth of his future and Banguos sons future The witches first meet Macbeth and Banguo on a Scottish moor after a battle and near the end of the day They tell Macbeth he will become king and that Banquos son Fleance would also be king in the future Iiii48-69 The witches influence Macbeth in killing Duncan because of their prediction The statement by the witches Something wicked this way comes iv I 45 confirms that Macbeth is evil and he seeks them out because they are evil Shakespeares audience was an Elizabethan audience and considered witches and fortune telling to be Evil The witches are used by Shakespeare to set the plot for the evil that will come When Macbeth meets the witches for the second time to find what the future holds and what his fate will be The witches know that Macbeth has killed Duncan the king of Scotland and had murderers kill Fleance so the prophecy of Banguos son being king could not happen Shakespeares use of witches which represent evil tell the audience that Macbeth is evil and ambitious and carries thru the theme of murder deception and evil throughout the play
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