What does Hecate want the witches to do in Macbeth?
Hecate is the goddess of witchcraft and her name and origin stem from the Greek goddess of magic. She is referred to in the play as the mistress of the Three Witches thus is their leader. Hecate appears in Act III Scene 5 to Macbeth and in Act IV Scene 1 to the witches. Hecate is also associated with the moon because it was believed that women who practiced witchcraft at the time of Shakespeare would gather in the woods at night to make pacts with the devil.
Answer and Explanation:
When Hecate appears to the Three Witches in Act IV she scolds them for not consulting her more. She wants them to include her more in their meddling...
See full answer below.
Become a member and unlock all Study Answers
Start today. Try it nowCreate an account
Ask a question
Our experts can answer your tough homework and study questions.Ask a question Ask a question
Learn more about this topic:
fromChapter 4 / Lesson 10
Explore the character of Hecate in ''Macbeth.'' See the ''Macbeth'' storyline and review Hecate's personality. Read Hecate quotes and analyze her role in the play.