Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare about one who kills a king and its aftermath. It is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy. Shakespeare probably wrote Macbeth probably around 1606. In the play, there are five women that are villains. They are the three witches, which represents darkness, chaos, and conflict, while their role is as agents and witnesses. Lady Macbeth is considered as a villain. She is wife to the protagonist, Macbeth, a Scottish nobleman. After goading him into committing regicide, she becomes Queen of Scotland, and later suffers pangs of guilt for her part in the crime. Lastly, Hecate is the fifth villain. Hecate is the goddess of witchcraft. She is also the ruler of the three witches.
Throughout the play, the three witches are referred to as the “weird sisters” by other characters. They are described as having beards but also looking human. They are like dark thoughts and unconscious temptations to evil. The witches are based on a variety of ideas about witches in 1606. They can use sieve as boats, and they can guess the shape of any animal, but with a defect. The witches were also taught how to control winds. They cause every evil event in the play. Each time they appear in the play they create an evil atmosphere. For example, they set of the moods by saying, “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” The witches influenced Macbeth the thought about killing King Duncan. The witches gave him this idea by saying that it is his destiny. People usually consciously sense what is right and what is wrong, but with the influence of the witches Macbeth thinks he must do everything that it takes to fulfill his destiny to become king. He wants his destiny to come so bad that he plans the death of King Duncan.