School Subjects

Famous Quotations

William Shakespeare

Birthdays

# What is the significance of the number 3 in Shakespeare's works?

567

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### 10/20/2013

During the Shakespearian time the number 3 meant bad luck, so Shakespeare placed the number 3 in all of his tragedies in order for the audience to foreshadow the coming events that may lead to something horrific. Ex. Macbeth: 3 witches, 3 apparitions. Hamlet: 3 times the ghost shown himself, etc.

## Related Questions

###### Asked in Macbeth

### What is the Significance of the number 3 in Macbeth?

the number 3 was considered unlucky in shakespeares time so the
audience would have assumed that something bad was going to
happen
...

Read More

###### Asked in Taoism, Numerology

### What is the significance in Numerology of the number 3 three?

The significance of the number three has to do with
communication, creativity and childlike qualities. Each number in
numerology means something different.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Relationships

### What is the significance of number 3?

The number 3 is significant in religion because it stands for
the holy trinity. It is also significant because it is a prime
number and is the number of sides a triangle has.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### A number is multiplied by 3. if 3 is subtracted from the product you get 24. what is the number?

The number works out as 9

Read More

###### Asked in Books and Literature

### What is the significance of the number three in literature?

many things is history, religion and in myths had the number
3
3 fates, Cerberus had 3 heads,trinity etc
...

Read More

###### Asked in Education

### What is the significance of the number 4?

In what? ______________ When 4 isn't around, 3 and 5 bicker
constantly...

Read More

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### What is the significance of the number 325?

The number 325 is sometimes referred to as the angel number 325
as it is a mixture of the attributes from number 3, 2 and 5. The
number 3 is for optimism, the number 2 is for relationship and the
number 5 is for decision making.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Factoring and Multiples

### Is 128 divisible by 3?

Not to make a whole number- it works out at 42.7.

Read More

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### A number n where if the sum of the digits of the number is divisible by n then then the number itself is divisible by n?

This works with 3, and with 9.

Read More

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Factoring and Multiples

### What is a number n where if the sum of the digits of the number is divisible by n then the number itself is divisible by n?

That works with 3 and 9.

Read More

###### Asked in Science, Literature & Language, Numerical Analysis and Simulation

### What is the significance of 992?

It's just a number. If you meant to ask how many significant
numbers there are in 992, the answer is 3. There are only 3 digits
written in 992.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Moby Dick

### What is the significance of the number 3 in Moby Dick?

1. Symbolizes new life
2. Symbolizes living life in between
3. Symbolizes death
...

Read More

###### Asked in Numbers

### A number is divisible by 6 if it is divisible by what numbers?

2 and 3
Today, people don't explain why a number has to be divisible by 2
and 3 to be divisible by 6 or how it works.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic

### How can you know a number is divisible by 3?

add all the digits of the number and check if it is divisible by
3.
eg-3321=3+3+2+1=9=divisible by three.the same works for 9.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Macbeth

### What is the significance of the number 3 in the witches speeches in Macbeth?

the three witches are prophetic throughout Macbeth. In Biblical
terms, the number 3 represents the Godhead: God the Father, God the
Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The number 3 represents things
related to God or a heavenly being.
...

Read More

###### Asked in The Bible

### What does number 36 signify in the Bible?

As far as the Bible goes, there isn't any significance. Some in
biblical numerology will find there is significance, especially
with the multiples of 36 - 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Temperature

### What is the Significance of 0 degrees Celsius to 3 degrees Celsius?

Significance of 0 degrees

Read More

###### Asked in Rain and Flooding

### What are the significance of the cat on The cat in the rain?

There is exactly 3 significance of the cat on The cat in the
rain.

Read More

###### Asked in Prime Numbers

### To what prime number can you add 3 and get a sum that is a prime number?

2.
2 + 3 = 5
Or if you mean like add 3 to the prime number, then add that to
the prime? 2 still works!!
2: 2 + 3 = 5. 5 + 2 = 7
...

Read More

###### Asked in Horror and Suspense Movies

### How many 'Jeepers creepers' movies are there?

As of now there are 2, number 3 is in the works.

Read More

###### Asked in Judaism, Death and Dying

### Is there a significance to 3 days after a Jewish persons death?

There is no specific significance to the 3 days mark after a
Jews death. After 7 days the mourners rise, so that has
significance, and after a month everyone other than the children
stop mourning, so that has significance too.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Numbers

### What is a number and a variable times a number?

So let us say that 3 is your number and 4x is your number and
the variable. 4x is like 4 times x so 3 times 4 times x so the
answer is 12x. This works with every number.
...

Read More

###### Asked in Factoring and Multiples

### What are the common factors of 30 and 105?

105 is odd, so there are no even factors.
So, try some odd factors:
3 works
5 works
7 does not divide 105
9 does not divide either number
11 does not divide either number
13 does not divide either number
15 works (since it's 5*3)
stop here, since 17*2=34
1, 3, 5 and 15
...

Read More

###### Asked in William Shakespeare

### Were did William shakespeares kids grow up?

William's 3 kids grew up in Stromford- upon- avon.

Read More

###### Asked in Windows 7, Dell Laptops

### How do you type a heart sign?

On the keyboard find the < sign and next to it put the number
3, making <3. This works on any standard keyboard.
...

Read More