False Prophecies Lead To Death And Destruction In 'Macbeth'

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Leo Grazhdankin Ms.Hook hour 1 Macbeth Analysis False prophecies lead to death and destruction In the play, "Macbeth," I believe that the witches actually play a bigger part than they really have. Simply because they start to influence Macbeth’s decisions the witches were trying to create anarchy by foretelling Macbeth’s future so he act upon it. They pretty much planted everything evil into Macbeth's head which just kept growing and growing until it just started to dominate his whole mind. He did not need to kill King Duncan or any of the other victims. But pretty much after he murdered Duncan, Macbeth just went crazy. After that it was easy for the witches to control his mind. They actually made him believe that he was a god, and…show more content…
Even though they don’t actually harm Macbeth, they trick Macbeth and say possible predictions of his future, the witches start out by saying that Fair is foul, and foul is fair (act I, i) with this telling us that everything is apparent fair game to get whatever you want. When they talk to Macbeth they make him think and eventually make him try to become king and kill Duncan even though they never said how he is going to become king. The witches tell Macbeth that he will become the thane of Cawdor and then king of Scotland and thou shalt be king here after (Act I, iii). They pretty much poison his good clear mind with these prophesies, which in reality are making him greedy and bringing out the evil that is in everyone’s soul. When the first of the promises is proven true, Macbeth also is thinking what the witches told Banquo which was that “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none” (act I, iii). Which I believe scares Macbeth because he knows when he is done Banquo’s kids will be next in line for the throne. So with these just 3 characters looking so minor but yet having such a great effect on the story and even the people is huge. As well this talk about people in everyday that get manipulated by other people and saying one thing but making is so broad and general which can mean it can happen any day like a

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