The Three Witches or Weird Sisters or Wayward Sisters are characters in William Shakespeare's play Macbeth. Shakespeare's witches are prophets who hail Macbeth, the general, early in the play, and prophesy his ascent to king. Upon killing the king and ascending the throne of Scotland, Macbeth hears them ambiguously prophesy his eventual downfall. The darkly contradictory witches, their "filthy" trappings and supernatural activities, all set an ominous tone for the play.
The Three Witches
- Mon, Dec 19, 2016