Theweird sisters or, the wayward sisters initially predicted the ascension ofMacbeth to the kingship and eventually led Macbeth to his death at the end.
Three”dark and midnight witches” who plot underhandedness against Macbethutilizing charms, spells, and predictions. Their foretelling provoked him tokill Duncan, toarrange the death of Banquo and his son, and to aimlessly have confidence inhis own everlasting status and immortality. Throughout the play the witches’actual personality is left indistinct and unclear at some point – beside theway that they are workers of Hecate, we know minimal about their place in theuniverse.
They obviously take an unreasonable savor the experience of utilizingtheir insight into the future to toy with and destroy. Macbeth, at the same time, is a powerfulman and a courageous soldier hence he is not someone to call a virtuous. He iseasily enticed to murder to satisfy his ambitions into the position ofauthority, and as soon as he perpetrates his first crime and is delegated asthe King of Scotland, he sets out on further malfeasances without anydifficulty anymore. At last, Macbeth substantiates himself more qualified tothe war and battlefield front rather than to some political interest, since hedoes not own what it takes important to manage without being a tyrant.
Hisreaction to each issue is the implementation of force and murder. So, first of all, from a logicalperspective, if there is a set of storytelling point in terms of the witches(the weird sisters) and the Macbeth – everything starts and ends from theforetelling of the sisters. Logically, the foretelling thing is the charactereither and we can assume for a certain point that the sisters are the ones thatheld the play amongst Macbeth’s destiny. This assumption is relevant to thefact that sisters had a control over how things may happen then, as soon as they were responsible forinitiating the events that lead to Macbeth’s tragedy. There can be a very little doubtover the fact that the witches are misusing given circumstances for theirevilness and are “using” Macbeth to further hurt, however taking intoconsideration their limited abilities and power, it would be difficult to statethat they are in charge of Macbeth’s later actions. Secondly, there is another major factorthat needs to be taken into account for this analysis. Lady Macbeth, theinhumane wife of Macbeth, is a very powerful character with merely strictdecision making role.
This means, Lady Macbeth’s final word means a lot toMacbeth’s final action and the first murder, just like the rest of the wouldhave never been accomplished without wife’s moral support. She seems to be justas purposeful and ambitious as Macbeth and the actual will to kill Duncan is mostly hers.She overcomes Macbeth’s hesitation by both moral stimulation and disdain. To putit simple, Lady Macbeth did her best for her husband’s upraise and coronation,while it was the beginning of Macbeth’s end (the downfall). By analyzing thefactor of Lady Macbeth’s power over Macbeth straightly, it becomes obvious thatthe only thing that made the Macbeth to be easily manipulated and conqueredwere his own ambitions firstly over himself and secondly over the others. LadyMacbeth used not her personal abilities or some powerful skills, but herhusband’s number-one weakness over him to get what she actually wanted. Thirdly, there is the actual pressure ofthe witches who could supposedly foretell the future. By adding temptation theyhad influenced Macbeth.
They witnessed Macbeth that he was going to be the King,so Macbeth at the time became too impatient and hurried the process as quicklyas he could. Eventually, the very same witches couldn’t control his destiny.Macbeth creates his own misery when he is driven by his own sense of guilt. Thismakes him to feel much more insecure, which probably leads to further actionson murder, evilness and crime later on. The three witches are only responsiblefor uncovering these ideas and also for further forming ideas in Macbeth headat some point, however they are not responsible anyhow for his actionsthroughout the play.
Shakespeare wrote this play by the times alot of people were interested in witchcraft (1606). So, the often appearanceand the major acts of the weird sisters should not be confused with the actualinfluence over the main character. This means that when a character has a lotto do in a piece, doesn’t mean yet it has an essential obligation over thescenario.
To sum up, Macbeth is a very complicatedcharacter with much more complicated and rash acts. It will be very hard toconfidently state which of the rest of the characters the originator ofMacbeth’s downfall and crime-lines was. However, after this short analysisthere is an adequate answer to the question on if the Three Witches (the WeirdSisters, Wayward Sisters) had an absolute power over Macbeth – the weirdsisters initially created an illustration for Macbeth to strive for (theforeseeing of coronation) and supported him with misleading ideas onrealization (the murder of Duncan first, Banquo etc.), however, they didn’thave any answers for Macbeth on “how” and “when” and “what” to do. Macbeth isthe one guilty for his downfall. The weird sisters did have much influence andcertain power over decision making process of Macbeth, but it was not anabsolute power.