Act 4 Apparition In Macbeth
Generally, the four apparitions talk about Macbeth’s destruction of his future. In Act 4, the four apparitions affect Macbeth’s reaction and response. The first apparition is a head with a helmet on it. This apparition gives a warning to Macbeth to beware of Macduff, “Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware …show more content…
“ For the blood-boltered Banquo smiles upon me, And points at them for his”(Shakespeare 65). Eventually, he murdered king Duncan who is his kin and killed the Banquo and tried to kill Banquo’s son, but Fleance escaped. All these things become an advantage for Banquo and his heirs.("What Is the Fourth Vision That the Witches Show Macbeth? How Does It Confirm Macbeth 's Worst Fears? - Homework Help - ENotes.com”). After Macbeth sees the fourth apparition, he seems very mad and starts killing many people to protect his throne. In one of the incidents Macbeth kills Macduff’s wife, children and servants. So, it makes him a most violent and cruel ruler.
In Macbeth, Shakespeare usually uses supernatural elements to lead to the character’s destruction and makes tragic consequences. In the Old Testament God forbids the practice of witches, mediums and spirits who cast spells and consult the dead ( NIV Deuteronomy 18:11). However, Jesus uses the supernatural power to heal the sick people, but it is different because Jesus’s power comes from God and is used to glorify God.
In conclusion, the supernatural elements affect many things. If the supernatural is used in the right way, it will result in good consequences in life: if not it can cause terrible consequences in