Supernatural Elements In Macbeth Analysis

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As stated by the great Polish Novelist Joseph Conrad, “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” (Brainy Quotes). Ah the supernatural, a silver tongued devil with the charisma of a spick and span car salesman. While many overlook the supernatural, this literary element can be the driving force in many stories that both develop plot, and hint towards the outcome of the story. Macbeth specifically has a large spectrum to which supernatural aspects are applied. Mainly these are in the forms of Prophecies, and or symbolic items. The supernatural elements in Macbeth play an importance in the plot and how the past actions of the characters affects the future. Due to the large…show more content…
One condition that plays an important role in Macbeth is the aspect of weather. Weather in Macbeth develops a sense of mood as well as help to maybe even hint as to what may come. “When shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning, or in rain?” (Mac 1.1.2-4). Due to the fact that the witches will only ever meet in poor conditions represents their intentions to cause mischief. The weather within macbeth while being supernatural, also sets a clear vivid imagery for the reader to grasp on to. ”Fair is foul, and foul is fair; Hover through the fog and filthy air.” (Mac 1.1.12-13), this particular piece is a vivid example because the fog in the scene both has physical and symbolic meaning. The fog both blinds Macbeth from seeing if the witches are actually real, or if they are just an illusion of Macbeth’s poor mind. To which goes to the next point, that being the concept of reality. Macbeth sets a interesting plot that represents the demise of a once great person due to one minor flaw, Macbeth seems to have symptoms of granger as well as sociopathic thoughts that tend to dilute the concept of what is real. The utmost important scene includes the infamous dagger found in many shakespearean plays, “Is this a dagger which I see before me,The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? Or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation,” (Mac 2.1.33-39). Ah there we go, the breaking point of Macbeth. This scene represents the two sides of Macbeth, one being the moral one to which understands the evils of his soon to come actions, while the other represents the darker side of Macbeth with perverse characteristics. As well as the premonition of the dagger represents Macbeth 's plunge within the dark side, and

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