Supernatural Power In Macbeth

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Power in Macbeth
The truth of the cause of Macbeth’s fate, his doom, and his unavoidable misery lies within the evilness of the supernatural beings in the play. In Macbeth, written by none other than William Shakespeare, Macbeth struggles with his internal greedy demons which constantly desire more power. These thoughts can be traced back to the evil witches, who love to play around with people’s lives. The witches in the play say, “He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear / His hopes 'bove wisdom, grace, and fear. / And you all know, security / Is mortals ' chiefest enemy (III.v.30-33).” The witches desire ill will for Macbeth, and strive on seeing him struggle with his greedy internal demons. The blame for Macbeth’s downfall can be placed
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Witches are brought forward in the opening scene, where they are speaking of their mysterious deeds. It is storming out, and they are planning to meet Macbeth after the storm is over. They say, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair / Hover through the fog and filthy air (I.i.12-13).” This means that what seems to be good can turn out to be bad; appearances can be deceiving. Macbeth only sees the good in the situation. He does not see the bad outcomes that can come from his unlimited desire for power. The evil witches are foreshadowing that there will be much corruption coming upon the characters throughout the play, especially Macbeth and his weak…show more content…
When the witches tell Macbeth and Banquo their futures, Macbeth believes them, but Banquo is skeptical. Macbeth gets named thane of Cawdor by the king just as the witches predicted, and now he believes that he will become king as well because the witches have told him so. Banquo warns Macbeth to not trust the witches so fast, because he knows that they can cause harm and that appearances can be deceiving. Banquo says, “That, trusted home, / Might yet enkindle you unto the crown, / Besides the thane of Cawdor. But ‘tis strange. / And oftentimes, to win us our harm, / The instruments of darkness tell us truths, / Win us with honest trifles, to betray’s / In deepest consequence (I.iii.122-128).” Banquo is wise to think that this is too good to be true. Macbeth’s weakness is what made him believe in the witches and trust them. Banquo thinks that if he trusts what the witches say, Macbeth might be on his way to becoming king, as well as thane of Cawdor, but that things that seem too good to be true can be evil and could lead to destruction. Now that the witches know that Macbeth is weak and can be easily tricked, they will continue to use him and will also gain his complete
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