The role of the witches in Macbeth
I have just read your blogg, very interesting and have enjoyed it. As i am doing a short essay about the role of the witches in Macbeth. I didnt come cross how to described the chanting the withces would do such as chanting in a rhym. Any info would be much appreciated.
The Role Of The Three Witches In Macbeth As ..
Discuss the Role of the Witches in Macbeth 04/05/10 Introduction The witches are used to make an evil genre to the play. The witches represent chaos, conflict and darkness, which are features of tragedy also the witches are called the 'Wyrd Sister'. They are also witness and agents to Macbeth's downfall, if Macbeth hadn't believe them, he might not have killed Duncan. The witches had supernatural powers like controlling the weather, due to the fact every time the witches are present in the scene there is always thunder or lightening which creates a spooky atmosphere. The 'Wyrd Sisters' can see the future, like when they tell Macbeth that he will be "Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and The king." The play begins with three witches meeting in a 'desolate place'. They agree to gather again when the battle is over and meet Macbeth. They seem to know the future and chant strange words, creating a very spooky atmosphere. Their presence in the first scene creates an evil atmosphere there is thunder and lightening.
A very useful resource which explores the role of the witches in Macbeth. The guide shows how we are still intrigued and affected by superstition in the twenty-first century, horoscopes being one example. The guide is attractively presented and thought-provoking.