What is the purpose of Hecate's interview with the witches in "Macbeth"? Macbeth act3 of Shakespeare's

What is the purpose of Hecate's interview with the witches in "Macbeth"?

Macbeth act3 of Shakespeare's

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It is interesting to note that many critics suggest that this scene with Hecate was not written by Shakespeare in the original play or even was perhaps added in later by some other playwright to give the audience more of the supernatural they often crave.

Hecate is the "head" witch so to speak and in her speech she is full of ire for the other witches for not letting her in on the fun with Macbeth .  It is her decision to give him false hope with the...

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