The Wierd Sisters In Macbeth Essay

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The Wierd Sisters in Macbeth The battle between good and evil has been waged for thousands of years. Evil has always tried to find some way to corrupt the good. In the play Macbeth, that is exactly what happens. In this battle for Macbeth's soul, the witches had to first gain his trust. The predictions were the tools for doing so. The apparitions were cleverly shrouded in deceit. The apparitions brought about Macbeth's downfall.Evil has always longed to destroy a good soul and make it one more loss for Nazareth. But before it can do that, the good have to believe in evil. This is why the witches gave Macbeth their predictions. In normal circumstances, Macbeth would have ignored them. So the witches called him by his name and his current title just to catch his attention. They knew who he was and he didn't know who they were. This made them mysterious and it appealed to his superstitious and imaginative nature. Macbeth drew closer. Then the witches called him Thane of Cawdor. This prediction was to gain Macbeth's faith for, soon after, Ross came by and gave him his title of Thane of Cawdor. Then, to set the first part of their plan in motion, they called him king. Macbeth appeared very perturbed at the mention of this because the only way he could be king would be if Duncan died. To think of such blasphemy was punishable by death. So he held his peace. Then, Ross came by and delivered the good news. Now the witches had Macbeth's trust.The important thing to realize is that the witches had very carefully planned out their actions. The witches knew Macbeth was ambitious and they played on it. They guessed that Macbeth would not be able to resist telling his wife about their predictions. The witches knew Lady Macbeth was ambitious for herself and for her husband, whom she loved very much. They also knew that she was aware of her husband's weaknesses and would drive him to kill...

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