Witches Influence on Macbeth

In the tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare; Macbeth is stubborn to fulfill his ambition. His wife encourages him to murder King Duncan, the very night the witches give him prophecy in order to be the king of Scotland. The three witches use their charms, and prophecies against Macbeth. The weird sisters are non human being who convey that they are supernatural who brings depravity, darkness, and chaos throughout the play.

The witches proves their supernatural when the first sister willing to impotent the sailor’s wife “I’ll drain him dry as hay. Sleep shall neither night nor day. Hang upon his penthouse lid. He shall live a man forbid…look what I have”(1.3.18-26). These lines reinforce the evidence and aware the fact that the witches willing to punish the sailor’s wife by draining the sailor. Shakespeare reveals how evil they are and depravity leads to knowing that they can change the gender of human. The witches illustrates that the supernatural can create depravity that strangles the heart of Macbeth and the other human beings as wells.

Darkness is a symbolic and used as a shelter of evil. This change the mood to gloomy and the witches have a certain power to controls it. It prevails from the first until the end of the play. The three witches chanting “Fair is foul,and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air”(1.1.12-13). These quote illustrate that thing that are beautiful “fair’ can turn ugly “foul”, while the things that are ugly “foul” can turn be beautiful. Even though that they are ugly, they have the power to predict Macbeth’s future, calling him as the Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and King hereafter. In addition, the witches infer that Banquo’s descendants will be kings but he will not be the king himself. The witches quickly displays that darkness is their source of energy.

The weird sisters have goals throughout the play by spreading evil that cause chaos. When the three sisters tells Macbeth, “Lesser than Macbeth and greater”(1.3.66). Which means that there is more greater and stronger than Macbeth and could be Banquo’s son. That is where Macbeth aggressively trying to kill Banquo’s son. Thus, “Not so happy, yet much happier” (1.3.67) meaning that he will be unhappy because he will die earlier, but he will be happier as he does not have to face with the guilt of murder so many lives. The weird sisters get a success in the end knowing the fact that chaos is the main reason why Macbeth murder so many lives. As the role in the play, the witches bring the ideas of fate who weave the threads of human destiny.