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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. When the witches first appear on stage, but as we get further on into the play we start understanding what role they have been playing and it shows that they are an extremely bad influence on "Macbeth". They chant in rhyme and rhyme, which is like a spell and the audience, shows suspense. "Fair is foul ". I think they have influenced Macbeth all through the play for his killings The first thing we hear about Macbeth is that he is a brave warrior (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. ...read more.


Then we see in scene 4 were they are in Forres. 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. She even 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 play's 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. ...read more.


There's husbandry in heaven, their candles are all out. He is saying that there are no stars (as 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. This is the witches playing with Macbeths mind showing good side to Macbeth and bad. 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 as they have made predictions, which has led Macbeth to other performances. There has been so much information telling us about the witches and their performances to Macbeth that 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. Michelle Wilson ...read more.

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