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The Use Of The Supernatural In Macbeth

            In the play "Macbeth", there were many interesting sections .
             that could be concentrated on due to the suspense and the involvement .
             of the supernatural. The use of the supernatural in the witches, the .
             visions, the ghost, and the apparitions is a key element in making the .
             concept of the play work and in making the play interesting. Looking .
             through each Act and Scene of the play, it is noticed that the .
             supernatural is definitely a major factor on the play's style.
             The use of the supernatural occurs at the beginning of the play, .
             with three witches predicting the fate of Macbeth. This gives the .
             audience a clue to what the future holds for Macbeth. "When the .
             battles lost and won" (Act I, Scene I, l.4) was said by the second .
             witch. It says that every battle is lost by one side and won by .
             another. Macbeth's fate is that he will win the battle, but will lose .
             his time of victory for the battle of his soul.
             After the prophecies of the witches' revealed the fate of .
             Macbeth, the plan in which to gain power of the throne is brought up. .
             The only way to gain power of the throne was for Macbeth to work his .
             way to the throne, or to murder King Duncan. Murdering the king was .
             an easier plan since the motivation in his dreams urged him on. Lady .
             Macbeth also relied on the supernatural by her soliloquy of calling .
             upon the evil spirits to give her the power to plot the murder of .
             Duncan without any remorse or conscience (Act I, Scene V, ll.42-57). .
             The three sisters are capable of leading people into danger resulting .
             in death, such as the sailor who never slept (Act I, Scene III, .
             Lady Macbeth has convinced her husband Macbeth to murder King .
             Duncan. On the night they planned to kill Duncan, Macbeth is waiting .
             for Lady Macbeth to ring the signal bell to go up the stairs to .
             Duncan's chamber. He sees the vision of the floating dagger. The .
             interest of the dagger is that it leads Macbeth towards the chamber by .

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