The Supernatural in William Shakespeare's Macbeth Essay

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The Supernatural in William Shakespeare's Macbeth

Macbeth is a play in which moral themes are divided into good and evil. The narrative of the play is simple.There is clearly distinction the images of good and bad. 'Fair is Foul' is both a statement about the weird sisters' moral preferences. Brooding evil is a the major theme in Macbeth and is present throughout the play in both the characters and the events as they present different types of morality. The play maps Macbeth's loss of confidence in the faith in humans as he becomes tempted by the witches evil and he turns towards the supernatural. The play focuses on Macbeth, a tragic hero of noble descent whose gradual descent and downfall is the
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The first witch conjures the images of a storm because it creates an image of natural chaos: a storm is not fertile and calm but angry and destructive. Also, witches were often thought to destroy crops by affecting the weather and so this places the witches within the stereotypical description of the Jacobean era. The second witch refers to the battle that Banquo and Macbeth had successfully fought and won thereby revealinhg their power to predict the future accurately and also suggesting the battle between good and evil. At this stage, Macbeth is a highly respected moral man, with all the attributes that are to be admired. These two lines are a bit like each other in that they both refer to battles, one in the natural elements and the other between humans-the two become joined. The third witch then states the time of their meeting with Macbeth and Banquo, "ere the set of sun", and place,"upon the heath". Also, it is necessary to inform the audience of the weather because the play is in a theatre. The witches are portrayed as a destructive force of evil and a potentail threat to the natural order. After this scene, in a camp near the battlefield a one of Macbeths captains meets with Duncan, Donalbain, Malcolm

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