Josh Pepmeier
Long Research Paper
Prof. Bebee
The tale of man who lost trust
The tragedy of Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. In the play, Shakespeare does some foreshadowing in Macbeth. Shakespeare also uses a lot of symbols throughout the play to get you attention.   Shakespeare does all these through the play to make a real good play. The Macbeth has many symbols and foreshadowing that lead to the characterization of the characters.
The three witches in the play foreshadow what is going to happen later in the play. In this line Third witch says, “All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!”(I.III). This foreshadows later in the play that Macbeth becomes king after Duncan dies.   The three witches are import to the play. In this line the witches foreshadow that army is going to attack the castle dress as trees, “Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill Shall come against him”(IV.i). The witches second apparition tells Macbeth that he will be killed by man not born from the woman womb in this “Be bloody, bold, and resolute: laugh to scorn The power of man, for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth”(IV.i). The witches serves a purpose to show that evil and darkness has over come Macbeth very being.
In this A possible source for Shakespeare’s Macbeth by Donald W. Rude says this
“Macbeth and A Choice of Emblems further supports the conjecture that
Shakespeare may have recalled Whitney's poem, for when Macduff
describes the slaughter of his family, he refers to his "pretty chickens and their dam." The playwright's use of the word "dam" is significant, for nowhere else in his works does he use the word to refer to a female bird.
The word is used in a similar sense in Whitney's poem to refer to the
female kite. Inasmuch as the O.E.D. records no other instances of the
word's being used with reference...