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One would question the credibility of the enigmatic apparitions within Macbeths renowned Act IV Scene i Shakespeare gains the audiences acceptance of the three mystically summoned apparitions through methodically foreshadowing a supernatural event is about to occur Each stance of Shakespeares foreshadowing -- cauldron potions Hecate the second witchs awareness of MacBeth and stage direction -- contributes to the believability of the apparitions appearance in the play The fact the witches were mixing a poisoned IVi5 concoction upon the entrance of MacBeth implies trouble IVi10 Three witches circling around a cauldron throwing in items such as baboons blood IVi37 foreshadows something dark and mysterious will happen Hecate the queen of the witches commends IVi39 the witches for their pains IVi39 upon entrance to the witchery drenched stage Hecate also uses a device similar to the royal we She implies that the entirety of the populous will benefit from the outcome of the potion when she professes everyone shall share i th gains IVi40 Hecate also exits the stage with the song Black Spirits IViSD 43- 44 When there is a knocking at the door the second witch is aware of whom the visitor is The riddling second witch states something wicked this way comes IVi45 suggesting both MacBeth is anevil character and the apparitions are going to make an entrance shortly The witches might have been expecting MacBeth to arrive and were preparing for his entrance into the scene The three witches of Macbeth continually enter the stage with either thunder or thunder and lightning All three of the apparitions enter the stage with Thunder First or second or third Apparition An Armed Head IViSD 768797 or a Bloody Child or a Child Crowned with a tree in his hand after MacBeth tells the witches to call em IVi70 to the stage After four sets of thunder the audience realizes the apparitions are products of the witches magic The apparitions profess three things MacBeth believes
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