Witchcraft in Macbeth by William Shakespeare Essay

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Witchcraft in Macbeth by William Shakespeare Witchcraft is one of the main aspects of the of the play, Macbeth. To reveal this,

forshadowing is used in the first part of the play. The three witches were predicting the

fate of Macbeth's and Banquo's furtures. In addition predicting whether or not that

Macbeth would be king, and that Banquo's sons may play a part in the vision. Macbeth

would be a fool to believe these wretched hags, they were only pretending to lead him on.

It is hard to believe that Macbeth actually believed the witches in their predictions.

In the middle of the play he felt like all of their predictions had come true. Then the

witches predicted
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Lady Macbeth was

just concerned for her husbands success, so she assisted Macbeth in the murder of King

Duncan. She took care of every detail in the king's murder, but every detail drove her

mad until she took her own life.

Macbeth holding the dagger reveals how brave, ambitious, and determined he was.

He had to be the next to the throne, so he had to prevent any future kings from getting in

his way. This gave him reason to kill his best friend, Banquo, which filled him with guilt

and remorse for this action. He took on all of what was infront of him, and seems strong

as a king. Then he proves he is human by having a breaking point, at the sight of

Banquo's ghost.

The skeletons behind the three witches show how all their predictions brought

death. It all most appears as if death is lurking around the three witches, it creeps behind

them and even haunts them. They could also be posed as the ghost of the people that have

been killed in battle by Macbeth, but in skeletal form it gives them a more warlike


Blood is known to all of us to represent life, death and often injury. Throughout

the play, the use of blood conveys a theme of death, murder and treason. When Macbeth

sees the dagger floating in the air leading him to Duncan's room and he sees "on the blade

and dudgeon gouts of blood", indicating that the

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