The Second Witch has a capability that allows her to talk only about the present-day, not about the past or the future. She can also control the winds as well as her sisters. She has a close toad friend, who is called Paddock. Without the direct motives described in the play, one can see their influence on the actions of Macbeth. The divinations of the three sisters’ prompt Macbeth to kill the king. They also prophesied death to Banquo and son. Witches make us believe Macbeth in his immortality and invincible power. During the play, the motives of the witches remain and are not known.
Second Witch in the Essays