Macbeth The Play

Macbeth The Play

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The Third Riddle:

     The third riddle that the witches had given to Macbeth was that he would not be defeated until the woods of Birnam moved towards his kingdom, Dunsinane. Macbeth, taking this riddle literally, assumed that it meant that the woods would have to come alive and move towards his castle. In the drawing, I drew the trees chasing Macbeth to show what a ridiculous image it would be if it were literal. I understand how Macbeth thought he would never be defeated, since trees can not move. What really happened in the play was that Macduff and Malcolm's army decided to camouflage themselves with branches. When Macbeth looked out from his castle he saw what looked like a forest marching towards his kingdom. He began to get worried because the riddles were falling apart  This quote was also really confusing, I wondered if Shakespeare would add a super-natural element to the play to make the trees come alive. I loved the twists in the riddles that the witched has laid out for Macbeth.

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