Macbeth Supernatural Essay

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The Occurrence of Supernatural Events
Many people say they have had supernatural occurrences with ghosts. In the story “The Tragedy of Macbeth” by William Shakespeare, the author shows many supernatural events throughout the story. “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is about Macbeth and how the witches tricked him, eventually leading to his death. Some supernatural events that occurred were the three witches, the floating dagger, the ghost of Banquo, and the apparitions. Shakespeare uses the supernatural very well in the story to show how Macbeth had ambitious thoughts, how he was guilty, and how he was tricked.

Macbeth having ambitious thoughts is an affect that the supernatural had in the story. The three witches were the first supernatural occurrences in the story. Macbeth started to get thoughts of killing the king when the witches said “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! / All hail, Macbeth… thou shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3. 51-53). Macbeth is getting these thoughts because when he got the news from Ross that he would be thane of Cawdor then he started to think if the witches were right and if he was really going to be king. Macbeth then has doubts about killing Duncan, but Lady Macbeth convinces him to follow through on the plan. Macbeth’s driving force is ambition. Another supernatural event happens when a bloody dagger appears in front of Macbeth leading to Duncan’s room. Macbeth is still having ambitious thoughts and says “Is this a dagger which I see before me, / The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.” (2.1. 42-43). Macbeth kills Duncan and is now feeling very guilty and he is freaking out. Macbeth is crowned king and is afraid someone might take his over his throne so he plots the murder of Banquo and Fleance. Fleance escapes and Macbeth is bothered by this because he says that his throne would have been secured if Fleance was dead. Then another supernatural event occurs when Macbeth sees the ghost of Banquo sitting in his...
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