Turning Points In Macbeth Essay

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In the play Macbeth, There are multiple times when Macbeth comes across a conflict and he deals with it the wrong way. At the beginning, Macbeth was very poised, loyal and had many qualities of a good leader. At the end of the play, Macbeth really had none of the qualities he started with. Two of the most significant turning points in the play was Macbeth’s two visits with the witches. The first visit gave him a very eerie idea of his future, and the second visit gave Macbeth a false sense of confidence that would soon ruin him. The roles of these witches are very important because they are an essential influence on Macbeth’s big change from good to evil. The first visit with the witches was eerie and unclear. Macbeth just fought a very successful war, and in the end was crowned Thane of Cawdor. He was very happy and content with what he had and how things were going. When he came across the witches his mind turned from content to envious. ”All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! / Thane of Cawdor! / that shalt be king hereafter!” (Shakespeare I. iii. 51-53). When the Witches greeted Macbeth with these three titles, the wheels in Macbeth’s head started to turn. Macbeth was unsure what this meant because he was, at that …show more content…
This played a very big part in the outcome of this play. Along with the bloody child, the witches told Macbeth to not fear anyone who was born with a mother. “Be bloody, bold, and resolute. Laugh to scorn The power of man, for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth” (Shakespeare IV. i. 90-92). The only thought going through Macbeth’s head was how these two apparitions contradict each other. How can Macbeth fear Macduff if Macduff was born of a woman? This gave Macbeth a large boost of confidence and a sense of invincibility. By the end of the play the information that Macduff was not technically “born” of a woman was given. This is implying that the second apparition was representing