Essay On Supernaturalism In Macbeth

analytical Essay
610 words
610 words

How could anyone ever imagine what their life would be like if it was controlled by supernaturalism? After Queen Elizabeth's death in 1603, King James I took over. He’s in bloodline with Banquo and by the time Macbeth was written, King James I was incredibly skeptical of witches. He told his judges to be wary and to not be deceived of the supernatural. The play Macbeth, written by Shakespeare was dedicated to King James I and the dedication is seen through various parts of this play. Supernaturalism, such as the witches and apparitions, are what influence Macbeth into committing horrific actions.
The bizarre witches were three old women that told Macbeth all the actions he needed to take. When Macbeth went to visit the witches, they gave him a prophecy that said, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter (I. iii. 51-54).” This incident was Macbeth’s first knowledge that he would be King. Macbeth knew that Duncan was King at the time, and he needed to get rid of him in order ...

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  • Explains that king james i took over after queen elizabeth's death in 1603, and was skeptical of witches. he told his judges to be wary of the supernatural.
  • Narrates how macbeth knew duncan was king and needed to get rid of him to gain power. he hired murderers to take out banquo and fleance to ensure that there would be no other threats of his power
  • Analyzes how apparitions played a big role in macbeth's actions. the first one quoted, "beware macduff./ beware the thane of fife. dismiss me."
  • Analyzes how the supernaturalism in macbeth determines his actions. killing duncan, banquo, and being beheaded by macduff exemplify the way that he found himself to be invincible
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