Essay about The Supernatural That Created The Birth Of A Tragic Hero

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The Supernatural that created the birth of a Tragic Hero In Shakespearean times, many people were intrigued by the concept of the supernatural and were influenced by greater forces which controls their fate or destiny. This resulted in many people becoming superstitious and believing in the existence of paranormal characters such as witches, ghosts and other entities. Shakespeare incorporates many elements when writing the play Macbeth. The supernatural is a component that William Shakespeare uses to evoke an essence of nefarious environment and to demonstrate the inability of humans to control their destiny. In the play, “Macbeth” written by William Shakespeare, paranormal elements are an essential factor in the development of the play in order to foreshadow the conflict and chaos that the characters will encounter. The supernatural as witnessed by the presence of witches affecting the characters’ persona and results in quickening of the plot and its evolution. Likewise, literary device such as pathetic fallacy creates a dark atmosphere and tone in the play which mirrors the negative transformation of the characters. In the play, Macbeth by Williams Shakespeare, the witches’ prophecies have crucial impact on characters such as Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and Banquo which results in a transformation. In the beginning, Macbeth is apprehensive of the witches’ prophecies due to lack of certainty; however, as the prophecies were fulfilled, Macbeth believes the witches’ prophecies…

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