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Who is the seive in Macbeth?

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smhisme | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 8, 2011 at 1:11 PM via web

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Who is the seive in Macbeth?

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tariqqqq | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted January 10, 2012 at 6:24 AM (Answer #1)

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Along with a bubbling cauldron, toads, eye of newt, and an occasional family of apes (be sure to read Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust), one would find a sieve in the kitchen of every competent witch. Using their brooms as oars, witches would set sail in sieves and journey over rough waters. A text written in 1591, Newes from Scotland, reports 200 witches at one time traveling across the sea in their sieves.

Macbeth (1.3)

 

seive is not a character

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