To begin, the three witches also known as the weird sisters is portrayed as instrument of darkness which plays a major role in Macbeth’s being. They influence him with their words and placing an idea of ambition into his mind. The three witches tells Macbeth the fate that awaits for him in the future. Initially right from the beginning, the three witches gathered intending to meet Macbeth in heath after the battle is over. The battle continues between the two forces; the Norwegian and the Scottish army which Macbeth is part of. The Scottish army ended the battle when the opposing force surrenders and they become victorious. As Macbeth and Banquo heads out from the battlefield, they encounter the weird sisters greeting Macbeth, “All hail, Macbeth!Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All Hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All Hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3.51-53). The two noble soldiers did not expect to meet these supernatural beings returning after their victory battle. The witches starts to foretell Macbeth’s fate telling him all these prophecies. This is a representation of foreshadowing to the events in the play. Macbeth knows that he is the Thane of Glamis thus, he is skeptical about whether to believe that he will be the new Thane of Cawdor and afterwards a king. This first encounter with the witches and the predictions they make cause him to be in a confused state of mind. The witches have supernatural ability to persuade and tempt Macbeth giving him the  sense of hope for the future. In addition, this prediction can be the cause of Macbeth’s wrongful actions which may affect not only the people around him but also Scotland. Macbeth has no idea that he is going to own the title Thane of Cawdor; he is disbelief  by the witches prediction about him. After a while, Ross and Angus shows up bringing the great news for Macbeth from the king stating, ” And for an earnest of a great honor, He bade me, from him, call thee Thane of Cawdor, In which addition, hail, most worthy thane, For it is thane” (1.3.109-112). While Macbeth is still bewildered by the witches predictions, Angus brings the great news to him that he is now officially name the Thane of Cawdor. It is a reward from the king for his courageous service in the battlefield and loyalty to the country. This sparks Macbeth’s ambitious character as he realize there is truthfulness in the witches prophecy which gave him a feeling of assurance. He is now tempted to make the other prophecy happen especially now that the second prophecy is exactly how the witches predicted. Macbeth is hesitant and shock at first after hearing the prophecy, but when he finally receives the title, it crosses his mind believing the prophecy might be real and he could be the next king. Thus, it is not only Macbeth whos is excited for the great news that comes upon him but also his wife, Lady Macbeth.

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