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Everyone who is mortal has at least one flaw After a while though a persons flaws come back to haunt them In the tragic drama Macbeth written by William Shakespear in 1606 during the English Renaissance the hero Macbeth constantly declines in his level of mortality until his death Macbeths three flaws that contribute greatly to his degeneration are the prophecies which were told to him by the Weird sisters Lady Macbeth and how she manipulated and influenced Macbeths judgement and finally his long time ambition which drove his desire to be king The prophecies which were told by the Weird sisters were on of the factors which contributed the most to Macbeths degeneration If Macbeth had not asked the witches to speak he would not know what the future had in store for him He would still be his ordinary self not a man who has thoughts of murder and actions to follow Macbeth Speak if you can What are you 1st witch All hail Macbeth Hail to thee thane of Glamis 2nd witch All hail Macbeth Hail to thee thane of Cawdor 3rd witch All hail Macbeth That shalt be king hereafter I iii 47-50 As a result of the prophecies this aroused Macbeths curiosity of how he could be King of Scotland As the play progressed Macbeth slowly relies on the witches prophecies Macbeth Tell me thou unknown power- 1st witch He knows thy thought Hear his speech but say thou nought 1st Apparition Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth Beware Macduff Beware thane of Fife Dismiss me Enough Macbeth Whateer thou art for thy good caution thanks Thou hast harped my fear aright But one word more 1st witch He will not be commanded heres another more potent than the first 2nd Apparition Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth Had I three ears Id hear thee 2nd Apparition Be bloody bold and resolute laugh to scorn
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