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In this section, you will learn about how Shakespeare was influenced by the superstitions of his time period. We obviously see witches in Macbeth. How many of these superstitious beliefs do we even see in our world today?
Shakespeare and Superstitions
Sparknotes: Witchcraft in Shakespeare's England
Witchcraft is seen throughout the play Macbeth. Read this article on witchcraft and how this belief would have affected Shakespeare's audience.
This article discusses how witchcraft was publicized. Also, there are many images that are in the public domain on available on this source, an example of which is below.
Witches in Macbeth
This article about the Witches in Macbeth was published on the British Library website. Click on this link to learn more about the image below.