As witches, they immediately bring a supernatural element to the play, which furthers the theme of "fair is foul, and foul is fair.
When Macbeth meets the witches he views them as honest and believes on them quickly. The witches having established contact with the protagonist, indirectly affect and transform his beloved wife. Towards his demise Macbeth finally realizes how the witches have heinously betrayed him.
From the very start of the play the witches establish how important Macbeth is to their evil scheme: It is from this moment that a permanent link is established between Macbeth and the witches. The witches use extraordinary equivocatory language when speaking: Macbeth is confused, he is the thane of Glamis but not of Cawdor, and he is not the king.
Macbeth is also very fond of the witches as they awaken in him his dormant vaulting ambition to be king.
He cannot forget the meeting that he had with them: Macbeth trusts in the witches to an extent that he stars to suspect people who are close to him, even his brother in arms: It is quite clear that Macbeth has become increasingly paranoid due to his evolving relationship with the three weird sisters.
Lady Macbeth is no exception: Under the influence the witches she is driven to extreme measures: The witches may also appear in many different forms, this has already been witnessed by the audience: It is noticeable that Lady Macbeth speaks somewhat like the witches in rhyme this shows the extent of the power of the three weird sisters and how solid their relationship is with the Macbeths.
The power of the witches does not cease to guide Macbeth further along the path of hell: Come, let me clutch thee. A deadly illusion is created before Macbeth in order to make sure that he does not sway from his hell-bound vaulting ambition to become king.
This is the most solid proof yet that the relationship between Macbeth and the witches is the triggers the most important events in the play: Having fully fulfilled the prophecy of the witches, the relationship between Macbeth and these ministers of evil continues to grow evermore leading Macbeth even closer to his demise: Notice the normal, familiar, even demanding tone that Macbeth uses with the witches this emphasizes how close Macbeth and the witches are, or so does Macbeth think.
The witches corrupt Macbeth even further by showing him three apparitions: It is here where we see the true face of the relationship between the witches and Macbeth as it really is: This is never seen by Macbeth himself, which influences the story even more.
To show the audience how the relationship between Macbeth and the witches is important to the plot of the play he breaks down their relationship at the climax of the play:Macbeth: Witches Influence on Macbeth's Decisions In the Shakespearean play, "Macbeth," the witches influence on how Macbeth made his decisions played a crucial part in contributing to his eventual destruction.
The witches were trying to create chaos by prophesying to Macbeth in order to get him to act.
The three Weird Sisters play a major role in the play Macbeth. They cause both Macbeth’s rise to power and the fall to his death. Through the influence of the Weird Sisters’ prophecies, Macbeth transforms from a noble military general into a ruthless tyrant overcome with madness for power, eventually leading to the death of Macbeth.
The Three Witches, also known as the Weird Sisters or Wayward Sisters, are characters in William Shakespeare's play Macbeth (c.
–). They hold a striking resemblance to the three Fates of classical mythology, and are, perhaps, intended as a twisted version of . Shakespeare's Three Witches, or the Three Weird Sisters, are characters in Macbeth, answering to the fates of mythology.
They appear first in and they make their prophecy known to Macbeth and Banquo in In they show Macbeth the three apparitions. Her ambition steels him.
Thus, the witches' influence on Lady Macbeth only increases their effect on Macbeth himself—and, by extension, the entire plot of the play. The Macbeth witches provide the dynamism that has made "Macbeth" one of Shakespeare’s most popular and intense plays.
Shakespeare transforms the Weird Sisters into ugly, androgynous hags, and they distinctly take on a more sinister role than was assigned to them in Holinshed's Chronicles (from Sources for Macbeth, Shakespeare Online).
For a detailed examination of Hecate and the theory that she is not Shakespeare's creation, please see the .