Essay about Macbeth, By William Shakespeare

993 Words Apr 12th, 2016 4 Pages
In William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, set in the mid-eleventh century in Scotland and partly in England, the main character Macbeth is v a brave soldier who is loyal to the King. Macbeth is influenced by the witches’ prophecies and the strong ambition of Lady Macbeth. In Macbeth, the witches and Lady Macbeth influence Macbeth regarding his decisions, which ultimately are the leading cause of his downfall. The titles the witches greet Macbeth with spark his ambition to fulfill each new title they give to him. When Macbeth first encounters the witches’ he becomes spell bound, the meeting only helps determine his future. The first witch greets Macbeth saying, “All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Glamis”(Shakespeare 1,3,49). This title is the only title that Macbeth has that he is aware of. The second witch says to Macbeth, “ All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor”(1,3,50). The witches knew that Macbeth would receive the title of Thane of Cawdor shortly due to the current Thane is being executed. The third witch greets Macbeth saying, “All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, King hereafter”(1,3,51). When Macbeth is told this he begins to questions how the witches know this information. The witch’s predictions not only interpret Macbeth’s future but they came true very quickly in the play. The apparitions that appear to Macbeth by the witches is also a cause in his downfall. When Macbeth encounters the witches for the second time he is searching for them so they can…

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