Parris, Abigail causes the hysteria with her lies and accusations by falsely accusing people in the village of practicing witchcraft. She goes along with Tituba and gives names while Tituba is being stressed to reveal names of people who’s been involved with the devil “Tituba, rocking and weeping: Aye, sir, and Goody Osburn.”(Tituba). Abigail admits that she was involved with the devil and want to return to God. She does this because she wants attention and doesn’t want anyone to have suspicions of her. Abigail had an affair with John Proctor so she gives reveal his wifes name Elizabeth as one of the witches so she can be put to death with the other accused and Abigail can have John Proctor all to herself.
Alisha Huffman Macbeth (Three Witches) Diary Entries January 20, 2012 The three witches can tell the future and prophecies. They tell Macbeth that he will one day be king. They know this tortures people when they do tell them a great prophecy such as this one. They enjoy the agony they put on people. The witches sound evil and many fear them because of their powers and witchery.
As the play goes along, the power moves away from Lady Macbeth and more towards the Witches, who control Macbeth’s actions through paranoia. The Witches and Lady Macbeth hold all power in Shakespeare’s most feminist tragedy. The first feminist power holders are the witches. Throughout the play, the witches always hold some type of power, whether or not it was the most dominating at the time. When the witches first meet Macbeth, the witches say, “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!
The following supernatural occurrence that plays an important role in Macbeth is the floating dagger that leads Macbeth into killing Duncan. Macbeth is very well controlled by the supernatural especially by the three witches. The three witches arrive and quickly gain Macbeth’s trust. “Stay, you imperfect speakers, tell me more.” (1.3. ) .The witches represent Macbeth’s evil ambitions and make him want to know more about the future disregarding any consequences.
The people of the town were pressured, accused, and tested simple tests but the girls would scream with such pain whenever the accused spoke. The victims, the girls, and the judges all were consumed in the anarchy and lost all sanity. Were people convicted of not only being witches in Salem but across the country suspicion arose and people convicted women of being witches for the simplest causes. Two girls took a joke way too far and caused disorder across the country. Not all "witches" were from Salem, MA.
They thought that the devil had the ability to enter a person's body and turn them into a witch. If something out of the ordinary happened or someone acted in an unsavory matter, they would often blame it on a witch. Cotton Mather, who was the Puritan Church leader and was very respected, made a statement that claimed that there were devils and witches in New England. Anything he said was taken seriously by the majority of the Puritan population. This statement probably influenced them and increased their paranoia that there were witches living among them.
The first scene of Macbeth strikes the keynote of the play. The deserted and mysterious location, the wild storm, the appearance of the witches, all help to prepare the audience for a drama in which a human soul succumbs to the supernatural suggestions of evil and ranges itself along with the witches on the devil's side. In the opening scene of the play, thunder and lightning occur when the three infamous witches show up. This suggests that the three devilish creatures bring stormy weather with them, which causes disorder in the atmosphere. Already there is an implication of supernatural powers and evilness from the witches’ behalf, since they have the power to create storms and other gloomy atmospheric disturbances.
“If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me/ Without my stir”. The witches serve an important role for the downfall of Macbeth. The witches seem to have control of special understanding of some of the other ‘characters’ destinies. The witches manipulate Macbeth into committing evil crimes by making him believe that their prophecies are true. For an example in Act 1 scene 3 when the witches told Macbeth he would be the Thane of Cawdor and then it became true.
In the play, Macbeth, and the film Wall Street, there are many representations of an ambitious discourse. At the commencement of the play Macbeth, many readers are positioned to believe the main character, Macbeth, to be perfectly innocent before an ambitious discourse took a hold on him. However, a much wider audience determines Macbeth had already harboured a guilt and ambitious discourse. At the beginning of the play readers are introduced to the wicked witches’ prophecies of Macbeth becoming King of Scotland. The witches were the driving force of Macbeth’s guilty ambition and were the prophecies that would play on his mind continually.
What do you think is the significance of the witches in Macbeth? Witchcraft is the use of supernatural entities which can take on many forms; these forms differ within cultures. In the dark, medieval ages witches were seen as different from sorcerers as they did not use physical tools or actions to bring curses among others, however they were perceived as higher dangers due to their high amount of power. A witch was identified from various aspects, the most obvious one being the ‘witches’ mark’ which was done by the Devil in order to seal their services and obedience to him. He created the mark by raking his claws across their flesh, or by making a red or blue bump using a hot iron; sometimes the mark was believed to have been left by the Devil licking them.