Analysis of Macbeth

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Analysis of Macbeth Three witches are patiently waiting on a heath. It is stormy; there is thunder, lightning, rain and howling winds. The witches discuss their business with each other. A sailor’s wife insulted one of them, so the witch decides to punish the sailor. The other two witches offer her strong winds to blow to stop the sailor’s ship from getting into a port. Before they had started to talk about the sailor, the witches had agreed to meet up with Macbeth,(the Thane of Glamis and friend of the King.) after he had finished fighting a battle against the Norwegian ranks. Just before Macbeth comes upon the witches they cast a spell: ‘The weird sisters, hand in hand, posters of the sea and land, thus do go, about, about, thrice to thine, and thrice to mine, and thrice again to make up nine.’ After the witches finished chanting the spell Macbeth and Banquo reach the heath. Macbeth comments on the weather and then Banquo notices the witches and speaks his thoughts clearly to Macbeth. Banquo says that the witches don’t look like people who should be living on earth but then they are, he then asks them if they can be talked to and that also the fact the witches have beards makes Banquo think that they cannot be women but they are. The witches greet Macbeth with their predictions they greet him as Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and Macbeth to be King. Banquo asks the witches about his future because they have told Macbeth of great things yet they have not spoken to him. They inform Banquo that his descendants shall become Kings. Meanwhile Macbeth was thinking about what has been predicted of him. He doesn’t understand how he could ever be Thane of Cawdor and thinks that becoming King is close enough to impossible. Macbeth wants to know how they know these things but the witches refuse to answer Macbeth’s queries and vanish. Banquo wonders where the witches went and how but then wonders whether

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