Essay about The Supernatural Of William Shakespeare 's Macbeth

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Macbeth Essay

Many directors, authors, and poets from all over the world have used a supernatural being in their work to grab the audience or readers attention to get them even more invested in their work. So many people are intrigued by the supernatural aspects in stories nowadays even though we know that the things they’re talking about aren’t real and don’t exist. However, in 1606 people actually believed in witchcraft. Yet some still argue that the supernatural presence in William Shakespeare’s famous play, Macbeth, has no importance to the plot while it is obviously the reasoning behind Macbeth’s actions. The three witches show up and tell him he’s going to be king. Their arrival lights a fire underneath him, but his later discussion with the three apparitions causes him to have some doubts. Due to this, he ends up taking some pretty drastic measures.

Some people may say that the supernatural scenes in Macbeth have no importance to the story. They might believe everything that happened to Macbeth throughout the story was all because of fate, that it would 've happened with or without the witches motivating him. “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me without my stir.” (Shakespeare, 1.3, 144-146) Those people are horribly wrong. The supernatural presence in this play is what causes the whole play to happen. It’s what makes Macbeth do what he does. If he hadn’t been told that he was going to be king he never would 've…

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