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    The Witches of Macbeth

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    Analyze Shakespeare's use of supernatural elements in 'Macbeth', i.e. his inclusion of the witches.

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    This solution will demonstrate the ways in which the supernatural is used in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' when discussing the three witches. The witches are initially seen as oddities and speak in tetrameter couplets. This soothing style of speaking reels in the weak-minded Macbeth and allows him to fall prey to the weird sisters' persuasion. It also sets the witches apart from the other characters, telling the reader that these are different creatures. According to Karin S. Coddon, the witches themselves are creators of chaos ...

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    This posting discusses the supernatural witches in 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare.