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The Role Of Supernatural In Macbeth

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Macbeth Essay

The word supernatural is defined as a manifestation or event considered to be of supernatural origin. In The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the supernatural puts a lot of influence in Macbeth 's actions throughout the story. There’s witches who predict the future, a dagger with blood on its handle that is imagined in Macbeth 's head, and ghosts that make him lose his head. Pun intended. All of these paranormal occurrences makes Macbeth do the unthinkable. The supernatural plays a big role in the play, and Macbeth uses it to guide him throughout his greedy endeavors to rise to power. Early in the play, three witches appear and tell Macbeth three different predictions of his future. Once they are told they just disappear out of thin air. Macbeth, crazy …show more content…

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  • Analyzes how the supernatural influences macbeth's actions in the tragedy of macbeth by william shakespeare. witches predict the future, a dagger with blood on its handle and ghosts make him lose his head.
  • Analyzes how macbeth's first encounter with the witches leaves him shocked and puzzled as to how these things could possibly be true.
  • Analyzes how macbeth's fear of the witches led to his death.
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth's guilt for helping kill the king leads her to insanity. she is paranoid of people finding out if they see the fictional blood on her hands.
  • Analyzes how lady macbeth isn't the only one who goes a tad bit mad in the play. he goes even as far as killing his good friend banquo and his descendants were supposed to be future kings.
  • Analyzes how macbeth became obsessed with power, paranormal witches made him believe things he didn't even know could come true, an imaginary dagger pushed him over the top to kill a man, not realizing his death was the start of something even bigger than

Greediness now becomes his biggest character trait. From what the witches tell him, he is now determined to make sure those things happen. His first occurence with the witches leaves him shocked and puzzled as to how these things could possibly be true. In the text it states: “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 here after!” (1.3.49-510). The quote is of the three different prophecies given. One being the thane of Glamis, which he already has attained. Second, being thane of Cawdor and three being the King of Scotland. Soon after this meeting he does end up being the thane of Cawdor by the former 's death. Realizing these predictions can come true he now strives to be king. It leads him to then killing the king himself with the help of his wife Lady Macbeth. No one finds out it’s them, they then blame it on the guards who were guarding the king 's room and kill them as well. It pushed him to become eager for the role of king. However, that wasn’t the

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