What is an example of a pathetic fallacy in Act 1 of "Macbeth"?

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Feb 23, 2017

The appearance of the witches on the blasted heath.


The portrayal of the witches and the atmosphere in which they are portrayed is an example of pathetic fallacy.

The overpowering physicality of the weather coupled with the dialogue of the witches especially when it is linked to Macbeth's opening lines, sets the scene for this tragedy which is about to unfold.

From the very start one could argue that doom and gloom, reflected in the opening act's scenes are prevailing features and themes of what is to unfold.