Act 3 Scene 5

characters:Hecate and Witch 1

Scene set: A heath

Hecate is angry at the witches for not letting her on the plans with Macbeth and confirms that she will go and will go and 1 up them by doing so more evil things and will trick him into thinking he knows all and will defy fate.

He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear His hopes ‘bove wisdom, grace, and fear. And you all know, security Is mortals’ chiefest enemy.” This is a quote from Hecate telling us that Macbeth will defy fate and will think that once they tell him his future he will think he is greater than wisdom and fear. He will also be to confident which will lead to his down fall. This is a scene like Act 1 Scene 1,showing that the witches may indeed be real and not just a figment of his imagination. It also shows that the witches do indeed seem to know the future which could mean that these witches and Hecate are possibly minions to a higher power such as God. This could be debatable whether the Witches first came to try to manipulate fate as they could be about to do by telling Macbeth’s future. The witch and Hecate are continued to be viewed as un earthly by their diffrent speech pattern and extensive use of rhyming.

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