Theme Of Supernatural In Macbeth

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The Tragedy of Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare in the early 1600’s. Set in Scotland, Macbeth, a Scottish general and the Thane of Glamis, attempts to make his way to become the king of Scotland. Macbeth is a brave soldier and a powerful man. Although he is easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitions to obtain the throne, he is a noble man. Lady Macbeth is wife to Macbeth. Early in the play, Lady Macbeth seems controlling towards Macbeth, but the play goes on and she seems gentle down in her actions. Throughout the play there are many factors that lead to the outcome of Macbeth’s reign. In the Shakespearean play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, the theme of supernatural entities and their effect on human behavior is prevalent throughout; …show more content…
When Macbeth is attending the feast, he goes to take his seat and he sees that someone is already sitting in his seat. The ghost of Banquo is sitting in Macbeth seat. When he sees the ghost, he reacts with horror and it upsets the guests. This can be perceived as a foreshadowing event because Banquo; a dead man, is in Macbeth’s seat. If a dead man is in your seat this can mean that you are going to die soon. When Macbeth sees the ghost, he feels isolated. Only Macbeth can see Banquo’s ghost and this scares him. Macbeth questions himself and wonders if he is going …show more content…
These supernatural entities did many things such as predict the future and warn Macbeth about events he should beware of. They predicted the future when they told Macbeth he was the soon to be king. This led him to kill Duncan so he could take the throne of Scotland. Unfortunately Macbeth didn’t always listen to these entities and this cockiness lead to his downfall. When the apparitions told Macbeth he had to beware of Macduff, he didn’t listen. The bloody child told Macbeth, but his hubris led to him to overlook Macduff. This bras attitude of Macbeth’s resulted in him being slain by Macduff. Supernatural entities affect human behavior when the prophecies approach Macbeth, when Banquo’s ghost takes Macbeth’s seat during the feast, and when the three apparitions approach Macbeth in the Shakespearean play, The Tragedy of

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