Quotes from Macbeth

When shall we three meet again?In thunder, lightning, or in rain? The first witch asks her sisters when and under what conditions their next meeting will take place. She suggests that the sisters meet again in what appears to be a number of possible weather conditions that could be hospitable to witchcraft. In fact, these three items present no option at all and are a restatement of the same possibility, that the witches shall meet again in rainy weather. One recurring motif in Macbeth is the collapse of apparent choice into what is predestined.
When the hurly-burly’s done,When the battle’s lost and won. The three witches will meet again once the”hurly-burly” (battle, turmoil) is done.The witches specifically throughout the entire play use a number of paradoxes and contradictions to foreshadow the future events, this being the first, and referring to the loss of a battle from the perspective of one army but its victory from the perspective of another.
That will be ere the set of sun. The battle mentioned by the Second Witch will finish before sunset.There is also a motif in the play of items that appear to be concluded but are not, for instance, Banquo’s return. Here, the third sister adds a slightly arrhythmic third line to a previously completed couplet.
where the place A heath is also the setting of several key scenes in another great Shakespearean tragedy, King Lear.The witches finish each others’ eerie, clipped lines, in a way that contrasts with the meaty pentameters of the human characters.

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