Macbeth - Scenes 1 to 3

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Discuss The Importance of the First Three Scenes of Macbeth William Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon in 1564 and later died in 1616. Shakespeare was educated at a local grammar school, but did not have a university education. During those fifty-two years he created at least thirty-seven plays and poems, including his famous sonnets. Most of his work was published after his death, often without his permission.Macbeth was written sometime between 1603 and 1606 with King …

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…used the ‘imperfect speakers’, the witches, to unfold the events which occur in ‘Macbeth’. They play an important part in the beginning of the play to gain the audiences interest and along with the sound effects, Shakespeare has managed to create an enticing and fascinating first three scenes. Shakespeare has used powerful imagery to represent events, emotions and themes, and involves the audience with the characters by letting them know their inner thoughts and feelings.