What is purpose of Hecate's interview with the witches? (Act 3 Scene 5)

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sullymonster eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Its interesting to note that this interview with the witches did not appear in the earliest versions of Macbeth.  Some believe that the passage was entered much later, to explain the reference Macbeth himself makes to her, or as a result of Thomas Middleton's play The Witch.