Examples Of Supernatural Tragedy In Macbeth

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Macbeth: A supernatural tragedy
Macbeth, is a story of a brave general turned tyrant who is influenced by his wife and the witches to commit horrendous crimes. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, outside influences, such as Lady Macbeth and Supernatural powers lead to Macbeth’s ultimate demise. Macbeth’s vaulting ambition, the prophecies and the witches deception lead him to become an evil king, hated by all his people and ultimately killed by Macduff, the Thane of Fife.

Macbeth’s vaulting ambition is increased by Lady Macbeth and leads him to become paranoid of losing the crown. Lady Macbeth’s ambition and chastising increases Macbeth’s own ambition and dreams of becoming king. For instance, Lady Macbeth constantly questions
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For example, Macbeth is angry at Macduff because he did not attend his banquet and he is not in Scotland, this anger is intensified when the witches tell him of the danger that Macduff poses. “Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! beware Macduff / Beware the thane of Fife…” (IV.i.78-79). The witches tell Macbeth to beware of Macduff, as he is a danger to Macbeth’s plans, after hearing this from the witches. Macbeth decided to kill Macduff’s family because he was angry at Macduff for sneaking off to England. Macduff grew angry at Macbeth for killing his family and vowed to avenge them. This led to Macduff killing Macbeth and finally killing the evil tyrant and avenging his family. Macbeth’s anger led him to make bad decisions, however his worst decision was trusting the …show more content…
The witches give Macbeth a false sense of security when they summon the apparitions. For instance, when Macbeth goes to visit the witches they tell him to listen to the apparition and they will tell him what he wants to know. “Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until / Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill / Shall come against him” (IV.i.101-103). The apparition created by the witches gives Macbeth a false sense of security because Macbeth thinks the Birnam wood can never come to Dunsinane, however his enemy Malcolm uses a strategy to make it seem like Birnam wood is actually coming to Dunsinane, as the soldiers are holding up branches from Birnam wood to make it seem like there are less soldiers. This makes Macbeth scared because the witches prophecies are going against him, although he hopes that the witches other prophecy does not fail. This causes Macbeth to trust in the prophecies too much and they ultimately fail him, leading to his death. The witches not only give a false sense of security, but also deceive Macbeth throughout the

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