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    Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the supernatural plays a major role in controlling the tragic hero, Macbeth. Macbeth is taunted by hallucinations, he is met by witches and is told prophesies and apparitions that seize control of his life. Without this influence from the supernatural his journey would have been different. Without the temptation of the witches’ insight, Macbeth would not have been driven to usurp the throne and Lady Macbeth would not have died. Not only does the supernatural lay impact to…

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    The presence of supernatural forces in Shakespeare’s Macbeth highlight the evil ambitions within Macbeth and his wife. The mood is set by the first scene of act one. It begins with the foreshadowing statement made by the weird sisters: “Fair is foul, and foul is fair/ Hover through the fog and filthy air” (1.1.12-13) This introduces the distorted point of view the witches have in comparison to other characters. As Macbeth contemplates killing the king, he wonders to himself as to why he is so…

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    Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, features a hybrid cast between the natural and the supernatural. The witches, who were present from the opening scene, give Macbeth three prophecies that spark his ambition and set into motion the key events of the tragedy. As the play progresses it uses the witches to express themes of fate and responsibility, and the consequences of ambition of people with power. Towards the end of the play it is more evident that the witches’ “black magic has contaminated the most…

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    The supernatural according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary includes: of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe; especially: of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil. A belief in the existence of the supernatural: ghosts, fairies, witches etc., is universal in all ages and times. Therefore, it was also existent in the age of Shakespeare. In the time of William Shakespeare, there was a strong belief in the existence of the supernatural which is…

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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…

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    Shakespearean play, I read Macbeth. Macbeth appeared a loyal man to his country, but turned out to be a monster. When reviewing the story of Macbeth, Macbeth has many different themes. One of those themes would be never feel invincible, and motifs to support this theme is blood and the supernatural. I shall start with the supernatural. In the beginning of Macbeth there were three witches that appeared and told Banquo and Macbeth prophecies of their future. When the witches told Macbeth his…

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    In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the line between the supernatural and the psychological is blurred, but gains more clarity as the play progresses. Despite the presence of supernatural elements in the play, the downfall of the characters is brought about by their own psychological states. The downfall of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth illustrates the power a single idea can have over a person when it grows into a desire and inspires actions. Throughout the play, the danger of synchronization of thought and…

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    Does the supernatural change people's actions? It definitely changes Macbeth's. The witches change Macbeth’s future, they tell him what to do, and they make him so scared so it forces him to do things he wouldn’t normally do. The supernatural does indeed play an important role in this play. First, supernatural activities always sets or changes the current mood or setting in the scene for Macbeth’s actions to follow this mood. The different types of ways people talk in this play help set the…

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    Other stories of this kind have the supernatural element be at the forefront of whats happening. Here, it serves as a background element to explain why something is going on. Fox spirits are very popular in this book. But most of the time we see them in some form or another. In this story it…

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    Supernatural is a concept frequently used in society, yet is still a broadly misunderstood term. Traditionally supernatural is understood to be everything that is not considered natural, interpreted by things you can’t physically see such as magic and Gods. The supernatural is related to things or actions that can’t logically be explained. However in Ancient China, the supernatural was believed to be controlled by human destiny and nature. They also believed that ghosts inhabited the earth.…

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