The Mysterious Visions In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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The Mysterious Visions Have you ever watched a movie about supernatural creatures and people hallucinating? Macbeth is sort of the same concept. Macbeth has all these visions and hallucinations about these witches and other things. He talks to witches and sees all these crazy things. Macbeth is a gullible a king that was easily tricked. He’s what you would call a credulous person. The hallucinations and visions in the play Macbeth are used to reveal that he is naïve. The first hallucination Macbeth has an encounter with is the witches in the field. He is on a hill with Banquo and he sees these witches and compares them to a cat and toad. The witches are talking when Macbeth and Banquo walk up and start a conversation with them. They start telling him how he’s going to be king and all this other stuff. He laughs them off as if he doesn’t believe them. Banquo is being courageous and fearless he asks the witches about his fortune. The witches replied and told him that all his children will be king, but he will never be king. Banquo was excited to hear about his fortune. Macbeth felt as if Banquo was trying to be better than him or something. The play goes on to say, “All Hail Macbeth/ Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis.” “All Hail …show more content…

He goes to visit with the witches and the first apparitions came in the form of an armed head. The armed head symbolizes how brave of a warrior, he was and his fall from being King. They tell him that he needs to fear Macduff, because he will defeat him. But of course Macbeth doesn’t listen, he just basically does his own thing. So then all of a sudden a second apparition comes and this time it’s a bloody child, which symbolizes all the perfect people he had gotten rid of. The bloody child tells him anyone who is born of a woman will never defeat him. "Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff; Beware the thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough" (Shakespeare 395). "Be bloody,

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