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Shakespeare wrote three scenes which include the witches but the play contains four as a scene was added by MiddletonThe witches introduce the audience to the play They meet in foul weather speaking of thunder lightning rain fog and filthy air In Shakespeares time witches were considered evil and therefore make the audience think that Macbeth is an evil man too These words contradict each other Shakespeare uses illiteration to emphasise the evil influence It makes the audience wonder what the play is about and if there is something deeper if not taken at face valueMacbeth uses these same words in his first lineSo foul and fair a day I have not seenMacbeth used the witches words The audience automatically associate him with the witches and their portrait of evil The fact that he uses the same words makes the witches seem to be able to see into the futureMacbeth wants the witches to stay and tries to question themStay you imperfect speakers tell me moreThis makes you wonder whether he has thought previously about becoming king The witches could only have so much power over Macbeth if he already had these thoughts in his mind The witches seem very close and act with one mindRoss and Agnus arrive with the news that the witches have already told that Duncan has made Macbeth Thane of CawdorHe bade me from him call thee Thane of CawdorThe witches first prophecy came true so Macbeth believes they know the future however Banquo thinks that the witches knew one truth to encourage Macbeth to trust them The witches are evil incarnate spiteful destructive and deceptive Their half truths rather than lies persuade Macbeth to believe in themFrom this point on Macbeth thinks a lot about the witches but they are only seen a few more times in the playWhen the consequences of the murders of Duncan and Banquo are too much for Macbeth to handle his instinct is to
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