I say people who believe that they cannot change fate lack the knowledge and wisdom to understand what life and reality are” (Chang). The fate of the characters in this fable was predicted from a prophecy told by the three sister witches. These witches, however had the most impact on Macbeth. Macbeth heard the prophecy of the weird sisters that he was to be king and immediately began to plan the murder of the present king. It was clear that being king was something that Macbeth desired, and would do anything to achieve it.
He never would have thought of killing the king before hearing the witches prophecies. Without hesitation, he murders the king's chamberlains out of false revenge. After murdering the King, Macbeth next focuses his attention on the witches prophecy to Banquo. He realizes he must kill Banquo and his son Fleance to prevent Banquo's... ... middle of paper ... ...be king and stay king only to gratify his own desires and ambitions. No one or nothing will stand in his way.
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Therefore we can assume that it was Lady Macbeth that transformed Macbeth into a megalomaniac. The witches were the force that initiated Macbeth’s possibility to murder Duncan for the throne, which led to the destruction that followed thereafter. When the witches welcome Macbeth they call him by three names, “hail thee, Thane of Cawdor”, “hail thee, Thane of Glamis” and, “”thou shall be king thereafter.” By calling Macbeth by these names the witches aimed for Macbeth to pursue these titles, the role of king in particular as he was not to receive it by chance. “Malcolm, son of Duncan, King of Scotland,” if not for the murders Macbeth would have not gained the kingship as Malcolm was heir. By the witches suggesting that Macbeth would become king they are liable for creating the possibility for Macbeth to choose to commit the disasters that followed.
This causes... ... middle of paper ... ...characters that are important in contributing to Macbeth’s downfall. The witches are an example of this as they deliver prophecies to Macbeth that are necessary to Macbeth’s change in attitude and which lead to his downfall. The witches cause Macbeth to believe he is destined to be King and that no one is able to stop him. Additionally, Duncan is significant to Macbeth’s downfall. Duncan is murdered by Macbeth in order for him to become King and this murder makes Macbeth more ambition and determined which leads to his downfall.
They answer him with a procession of ghostly appearances: an armed head which warns him against Macduff; a child covered in blood which says that „(…) none of a woman born shall harm Macbeth'; a child holding a tree, who says Macbeth will be safe until „(…) Birnam Wood (…)' comes to Dunsinane; and eight kings followed by Banquo's ghost, which, with a smile, points to them as his descendants. Leaving, Macbeth encounters the nobleman Lennox, who tells him that Macduff has fled to England. Macbeth vows to kill Macduff's wife and children.
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Macbeth is already than of Glamis and is going to be crowned by King Duncan as thane of Cawdor, therefore he believes the witches prophecies. Suspense was shown through this quote because it is said at the beginning of the play and the audience is unaware of the level of integrity and the true intentions of the witches . There is suspense because the audience is waiting for him to become King of Scotland. This relates to the theme because the witches deceive Macbeth into believing that he will ascend to greater power. If he had not believed At the second meeting with Macbeth, the witches tell him that he cannot be killed by any man born from a woman.
All of the projected outcomes came true, however the eventual outcomes that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth predicted did not. In the third scene of the first act of Macbeth, Macbeth is introduced along with his best friend Banquo. MacBeth was a Scottish nobleman who was considered to be a war hero because he routed two armies and killed a rebel leader. In this scene, they met three witches who were recounting all of the evil things that they had done. For example, the second witch said she had been killing swine and according to Thomas Marc Parrot, "Killing swine.