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When are the three witches to meet again and for what purpose?

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msphillips | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 15, 2009 at 10:30 PM via web

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When are the three witches to meet again and for what purpose?

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sampiper22 | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 15, 2009 at 11:21 PM (Answer #1)

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The witches first meet in Act 1 scene 1 of Macbeth asking just that question with the famous "When shall we three meet again?" as the Scottish nobility fight and slaughter each other around them.

The answer is "When the hurlyburly's done, When the battle's lost and won" which means by sunset that day according to the third witch's prophecy.

The reason that they are to meet again is simply "There to meet with Macbeth".

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