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The instruments of darkness tell us truths win us with honest trifles to betray us in deepest consequence Page 19 These instruments of darkness that came in the form of witches visions and ghosts have played an important role in Macbeth The witches prophesies which Macbeth believed have brought him to the throne however they have also led him to his downfall In addition the death of the king of Scotland and Macbeths loyal friend and the ghosts that offered Macbeth security and overconfidence have also led him to his demise All these factors have shown the importance of the supernatural played in the tragedy The witches in the play symbolize the evil In act one scene one the three witches entered the stage when the sky is full of thunder and lightning Page 11 This scenery with such stormy weather has provided a dark and miserable mood for the play Furthermore the use of the names Graymalkin and Paddock that represented demon have also shown the mysterious and evil within the witches Page 19 So withered and so wild in their attire by each at once her choppy finger laying upon her skinny lips and yet her beards forbid Banquo and Macbeth to interpret that the witches are women Page 16 The physical description of the witches has also shown the use of supernatural as they look not like the inhabitants of the earth Page 16 In scene two the witches went to meet with Macbeth which they gave him the three prophesies Thane of Glamis Thane of Cawdor and the King of Scotland The accuracy of the predictions after Macbeth is presented with the Thane of Cawdor has instilled that he shall be the king However when Malcolm is bestowed as the Prince of Cumberland Macbeth saw himself one step farther from the throne which have resulted in the murdering Macbeth has no longer the innocent flower but the serpent under it Page
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