The Book of Threes

Threes of Macbeth

By Bill Long 11/27/06 A Perfectly Divine Number–For Perfect Evil Whether or not the universe is made up of threes, or the human mind is structured to think it triploid patters, I think we are on solid ground when we say that uses of threes in literature indicates that the author is trying to tell […]

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William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare

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Macbeth

William Shakespeare (1564-1616).  The Tragedy of Macbeth. The Harvard Classics.  1909-14.   [A cavern. In the middle, a boiling cauldron] Thunder. Enter the three Witches   1. Witch.  Thrice the brinded 1 cat hath mew’d.   2. Witch.  Thrice, and once the hedge-pig whin’d.   3. Witch.  Harpier cries; ’tis time, ’tis time.   1. Witch.  Round about the cauldron go;         4

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