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GCSE English Assignment B-Macbeth How important are the "Three weird sisters" to the play of "Macbeth"? Comment on their dramatic importance, their contribution to the plot and their connection to the development to themes in the play. How does Shakespeare interest and entertain his Elizabethan audience? Comment on his use of language and theatre in achieving this. I believe that the "three weird sisters" play a very important role to "Macbeths" play. The witches are the first characters to appear on the stage. They seem harmless when they first appear on stage, but as we get further on into the play we start understanding what role they are playing and it shows that they are an extreme bad influence on "Macbeth". I think they have influenced Macbeth all through the play for his killings Firstly, the first thing we hear about Macbeth is what a brave warrior he was (Act 1 scene 2 ). He dies bravely too, but he is also a cold calculating killer (act 1 scene 2) he murders Duncan because he wants to be king he also has macduffs family and Banquo killed. Some people think Macbeth must be evil because of all the terrible crimes he commits other think he isn't as bad. Maybe he kills Duncan because he is very ambitious and is persuaded by lady Macbeth or the witches. ...read more.


The old Thane of Cawdor is dead Macbeth becomes Thane Of Cawdor.Macbeth and Duncan are talking. "Stars' hide your fires! Let not see my black and deep desires," Macbeths greed and impatience take over he releasing the prophecies predictions have came true. He has his mind on his future. It is clear to the audience that Lady Macbeth also uses various strategies for example praise. She plans the murder. She tells him that he is not a man if he does not perform it. She encourages him. From the moment Lady Macbeth receives the letter from Macbeth she begins to plan the murder.- for example she talks about defeminising herself. She paints Macbeth as a weak man. She resolves to persuade Macbeth to do it and asks for the strength to commit the murder. Secondly, the plays opening scene has a huge impact on the audience. Shakespeare's audience would immediately have seen the witches as a real and terrible source of possession. In 1597, the King himself, James 1st, published his own treatise on witchcraft: Demonology. The powers of the weird sisters would be only too well known and feared. The Supernatural is an important theme in the play of 'Macbeth'. This affects Macbeth the most. He sees a dagger when he is going to kill Duncan. He is the only one that can see Banquos ghost. ...read more.


Blood-"This is a sorry site" says Macbeth, looking at his bloody hands moments after murdering king Duncan. Language also sets the tone in the play as well. What some characters say gives us direct clues, In act 2 scene 1, you know it is a dark cloudy night from what Banquo says, "Hold take my sword. There's husbandry in heaven, their candles are all out. He is saying that there are no stars (candles) it's cloudy. Other times the language creates an atmosphere of it own." O, full of scorpions is my mind. Dear wife!" Macbeths bursts out with this with gentle talk before with his wife and the atmosphere turns bad again. In conclusion it is clear that there are many possible reasons why Macbeth may have behaved in the way that he did. I believe this is mainly the witches' fault all along they have set this up. There has been so much information telling us about the witches and their performances to Macbeth. I believe, Even though the witches predictions turn out to be right the witches are often seen as evil as their prediction in act 1, convinces Macbeth to murder Duncan. It's when Macbeth meets the witches he is tempted into doing something evil. They say he will become king and immediately he thinks of murdering Duncan. In act 4 they lead Macbeth into a false sense of security by showing visions, which they know he will misinterpret. I also believe Lady Macbeth is also a little part of this as well as persuades Macbeth. Michelle Wilson ...read more.

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