Why is the first witch upset with the sailor's wife in Macbeth?

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Why is the first witch upset with the sailor's wife in Macbeth?

Macbeth:

Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare about a Scottish lord named Macbeth who betrays his king and seizes the throne. After a battle, he encounters three witches and learns from them that he is destined to be the next king. He responds by killing the current king to speed his rise to power.

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The first witch is upset with the sailor's wife because the woman refused to give her any chestnuts. She tells her sisters:

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The Witches in Macbeth: Quotes, Analysis & Prophecy

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Chapter 4 / Lesson 7
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Read about ‘’Macbeth’’’s witches, some of Shakespeare’s most famous characters. Explore the witches’ quotes and lines and see some analyses of their prophecies.


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