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The witches in Macbeth act as a mood-setter to give the play its gloomy atmosphere. They are first introduced in the opening act and scene, where they plot to meet Macbeth and cause havoc. Early in the play, they recite a line, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair.” This foreshadows the relationship between good and evil. It also indicates their ability to convey a good message while refraining from revealing its deeper evil meaning. Being their nature to commit bad actions, the trio of witches thrive off of the joy that comes with the inconvenience of innocent people. With their first encounter with Macbeth, the witches give seemingly good news but their true intention is to instill evil into Macbeth. They have many powers, including the capability to predict the future, a skill that aids in their ploys of mischief. However, their power is limited, as they cannot bring direct death to any human being