Macbeth Act 1 scene 1

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Three witches agree to meet up with Macbeth on the Moorland

Three witches are gathered in an open place in a thunderstorm. They agree to reasemble on the moorland before sunset.

The opening scene of a play in important in establishing a mood or atmosphere in which the main action of the play will be seen by the audience. The scene is set in an open place, removed from the ordianry and social rules. The wether is extravagant and hostile to men the "fog and filthy air" suggesting unusual darkness and unhealthiness. The conversation of the witches is again removed from the interchange of ordinary men the use of rhyme is a feature of the witches…

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