The Supernatural Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare Essay

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As explained by Marques, “the greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men to endow them with small talents and great ambition.” Ambition is infinite. The distinction between having an excess amount of ambition and having too little is misconstrued depending on the person’s morality. It is healthy to have ambition and pushing oneself to be the best. In the case of the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth has an unhealthy amount and is unable to control it. When Banquo and Macbeth stumble upon the witches, he takes the prophecy to heart, while Banquo is suspicious about it. On the other hand, for Lady Macbeth, her ambition is clearly evident, which she encourages Macbeth to murder Duncan. Although the supernatural plays a crucial role in the couple’s evil doings, the real root of their evil stems from their increasing ambition.
It is evident that the supernatural plays a key role in their madness which affects both the Macbeths personalities greatly. However, the supernatural was not the main reason. According to Macbeth’s letter he suggests, “Which fate and metaphysical did doth seem to have crowned withal…” (Shakespeare 48). In this instance, he assumes that his destiny is being predetermined by the supernatural impulses that are helping him gain his power. As if he has a larger calling in life, then what meets the naked eye. This gives him a sense of power, and a sense of opportunity to surpass any obstacle that is sent his way. Additionally, the witches say,…

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