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They are mysterious characters and Shakespeare, "keeps the witches well outside the limits of human comprehension." They lurk like darker thoughts but also inspire character development throughout the main characters of the play; for example they brought out the real greed and ambition driven attitude of Macbeth.

They are mysterious characters and Shakespeare, "keeps the witches well outside the limits of human comprehension." They lurk like darker thoughts but also inspire character development throughout the main characters of the play; for example they brought out the real greed and ambition driven attitude of Macbeth.

The witches are all about chaos and causing conflict; whether it be causing an internal conflict for a character or creating conflict between characters. (Like the relationship between Banquo and Macbeth)

The witches are all about chaos and causing conflict; whether it be causing an internal conflict for a character or creating conflict between characters. (Like the relationship between Banquo and Macbeth)

The picture shows that how Macbeth is held between the prophesy of the witches and the manipulation of Lady Macbeth. They both are forcing Macbeth to do the deed.

The picture shows that how Macbeth is held between the prophesy of the witches and the manipulation of Lady Macbeth. They both are forcing Macbeth to do the deed.

"fair is foul and foul is fair." It means that appearances are often deceptive, and that things are different from what they appear to be.

"fair is foul and foul is fair." It means that appearances are often deceptive, and that things are different from what they appear to be.

Macbeth and Banquo on Horseback Encounter the Three Witches

Macbeth and Banquo on Horseback Encounter the Three Witches

The most famous and iconic way to represent evil are monsters and darkness. In the play the three witches embody this sort of representation through their spells and what seem to be magical powers. We can differentiate between what characters seem good and evil in the play by the use of light imagery and how they speak. And the witches are clearly set apart from the rest of the characters from this standpoint.

The most famous and iconic way to represent evil are monsters and darkness. In the play the three witches embody this sort of representation through their spells and what seem to be magical powers. We can differentiate between what characters seem good and evil in the play by the use of light imagery and how they speak. And the witches are clearly set apart from the rest of the characters from this standpoint.

Double, double, toil and trouble;  Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. (The Witches of Macbeth)

Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. (The Witches of Macbeth)

A funny representation of what happens when Lord and Lady Macbeth commit King Duncan's assassination. Supposed to represent how the witches have destroyed Macbeth's life as well as his mental state.

A funny representation of what happens when Lord and Lady Macbeth commit King Duncan's assassination. Supposed to represent how the witches have destroyed Macbeth's life as well as his mental state.

Macbeth, Banquo and the Weird Sisters. In 'From the Bells to King Arthur', 1897.

Macbeth, Banquo and the Weird Sisters. In 'From the Bells to King Arthur', 1897.

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