"Three Apparition in Macbeth". Anti Essays. 18 Dec. 2015
The Apparitions in Macbeth - JSTOR
Finally, since the apparition advises Macbeth to be “bloody, bold and resolute”, we can interpret a foreshadowing of Macduff’s murdered son. Jay Halio’s edition of the play (Macbeth, ed. Jay L. Halio, 1972 (Fountainwell Drama)) gives a full discussion of the symbolic potential of the second apparition.
Macbeth Essay | Ghosts and Apparitions in Macbeth
One would question the credibility of the enigmatic apparitions within Macbeth's renowned Act IV, Scene i. Shakespeare gains the audience's acceptance of the three mystically summoned apparitions through methodically foreshadowing a supernatural event is about to occur. Each stance of Shakespeare's foreshadowing -- cauldron potions, Hecate, the second witch's awareness of , and stage direction -- contributes to the believability of the apparitions' appearance in the play.