Macbeth: The 3 Witches (quotes & analysis)

‘A sailor’s wife…shall be tempest tossed’ (A1S3 – l4 – 23) > highlights the witches’ true evil nature> presents a threat to conventional heterodoxy > the 1st witch’s response to the situation gives us an insight to how witches were viewed in Shakespeare’s day
‘There to meet with Macbeth’ (A1S1) > shows audience that Macbeth’s fate is doomed from the start> element of ambiguity is created
‘fair is foul, and foul is fair’ (A1S1) > chiasmus> could reflect Macbeth’s future fate

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