Macbeth is frightened by his imagination as his ambitious fantasies begin to take over his reality.
Scene i The three witches appear. They dance around a cauldron and put in several items. Hecate comes in and praises them and leaves again.
Don't read the translated version of the chant. It is some of Shakespeare's finest poetry. Here are some links to help explain the ingredients of the witches' brew: Shakespeare Online The first witch puts in an hallucinogenic ingredient toad poison.
Here's the scene as done by the Anamaniacs, with a less than proper translation by Yakko: Macbeth comes and demands them to tell him more of the future. Four apparitions illusions appear. An armed head - Beware Macduff! A bloody child - No man born Macbeth new honors woman can harm Macbeth!
A crowned child with a branch in its hand - Macbeth cannot be conquered until the forest around his castle Birnam Wood moves to attack the castle Dunsinane So Macbeth is feeling pretty good.
As long as the last two prophecies hold true, there is nothing to worry about. The ghost of Banquo leading a processions of kings, the last one with a mirror to show that the line goes on it is Banquo's descendants who will be king, not his.
This is yet another suck up attempt by Macbeth since King James is supposedly from the line of Banquo. Two more interesting things in this scene: Lennox walks on stage just as the witches leave.
By all rights he should have seen them, but he doesn't. Are they illusions in Macbeth's mind or did they just choose to show themselves to Macbeth only and stay invisible to Lennox? Macbeth has been known to see things before.
However, we know the witches were real at the beginning because Banquo saw them. Who comes in after the witches say, "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes"?
Our boy Macbeth is seen as wicked by the three weird sisters. Macbeth is obviously happy with these prophecies. How can a man not be born of woman. Ray Bradbury also used the line, "Something wicked this way comes," as the title for a book.
The witches sing a song here titled, "Black Spirits. The words that the witches speak in this scene are used to make the song sung by the Hogwarts choir in Prisoner of Azkaban. Listen to it on You Tube. Plus three pionts on your Macbeth test if you can tell me his name.
It is the Phoenix Gas scene.Macbeth's imagination turns immediately to murderous plots after the witches reveal their prophecy. Macbeth is frightened by his imagination as his ambitious fantasies begin to take over his reality.
Context: Macbeth is mentally trying on his new "honors," his title of Thane of Cawdor, but the title doesn't quite fit, and won't, until Macbeth gets used to it.
Talks about Macbeth becoming Thane of Cawdor. Feb 02, · When in Shakespeare’s Macbeth the tragic hero is named Thane of Cawdor in Act 1, his fellow general Banquo comments on how the position adorns him like a novel new outfit, not yet worn in: “New honours come upon him, / Like our strange garments cleave not to their mould, / But with the aid of use”.
He posits that only with time will Macbeth wear his position better. Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire.
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