Supernatural Elements in Macbeth

According to the Oxford Advanced Learner dictionary, 'supernatural' refers to things that cannot be explained by natural or physical laws. The presence of supernatural forces in "Macbeth," provides for much of the play's dramatic tension and the mounting suspense. In this paper we shall look at some of supernatural elements in the play.

We'll first talk about the witches. Thunder occurs every time when the witches show up. In Act I sence i, it indicates the theme of discorder. When the witches enter, there is stormy weather. The storm attends the three witches when they are gather to express their exploits. They cast a spell that they are going to meet Macbeth. "There to meet with ...

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who look like should be human. But in them the human form is unnaturally distorted. The witches are not existing in nature and we cannot explain them according to natural laws in our world.

Also in Act I secne iii, The main plot line of the play is established when the three witches make their first appearance with Macbeth and Banquo. They are objective that both Macbeth and Banquo can see the witches and even talk with them. It reveals that the witches are real instead of being a product of the imagination of Macbeth.

The witches have supernatural power is not difficult to find in Macbeth. The use of the supernatural occurs at the beginning of the play, with three witches predicting the fate of Macbeth. In Act I scene i, nature is out of order. "Fair is foul and foul is fair." According to the witches, it means good is bad and bad is good. It indicates that the witches are violating God's natural order because it is against our normal understanding of the words. The witches ...

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it to achieve what they want. It seems that the witches are unnatural. They have the supernatural power to control the world.

In Act III scene v, Hecate is the queen of the witches who is angry with the three sisters for not involving her in their encounters with Macbeth. The witches plan to lead Macbeth to his downfall by making him feel over-confident. Further on in the play, Macbeth finds his way to the witches' cave and demands to know what lies ahead for him and ask for their help. They call on the apparitions to speak to Macbeth. The supernatural atmosphere is charged with evil. The witches spells are particularly nauseating in the level of detail with where they are depicted. ...

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Added: 8/30/2011 01:41:03 AM
Submitted By: bluelillies
Category: Shakespeare
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