Most witches we know are evil and wicked, so do the witches in Macbeth. They show up and tell Macbeth and Banquo a prophecy that relate to being the King, which is one of the reason that Macbeth killed Duncan, Banquo, and many others. When Macbeth is worried about Macduff and Malcolm are coming back to fight him, he goes to the witches and asked for help. Of course the witches “help” him by telling him to beware of Macduff, man born of women can hurt him, and as long as the forest didn’t move to his castle. But witches never tell the whole story, they only tell part of it, which gives Macbeth a false sense of security and finally meet his death.
Throughout life, most people have the chance to make their own decisions. With these decisions, there will either be good or bad outcomes. In the case of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, these decisions lead to a very grave consequence; a tragedy. The main character in the play, aptly named Macbeth, makes some choices that do not match with the morals of mankind.
Macbeth Vs. Witches When witches come together, nothing can go right. In Act 3 Scene 4, Macbeth says "I am in blood stepped so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er: strange things I have in head that will to hand, which must be acted ere they may be scanned.
Death has an unimaginable effect on all of us, whether we are the main actor or a bystander. Macbeth, like many other stories of its time period, includes “death” as one of the primary themes used to drive the plot forward. Specifically, Macbeth’s decision to murder King Duncan is essentially the catalyst used by Shakespeare that sets the rest of the story in motion. Both supernatural and evil forces push and pull all around him, and despite the death and destruction they leave in their wake, Macbeth’s own mind seems to be the primary victim. As the first two acts progress, it is clear from his words and actions that cracks have begun to appear in his psyche.
Without moral discipline, anarchy would arise- boundary, order, and control would cease to exist. Every day, humankind is in a constant battle between right and wrong, good and evil. Even a once noble person will turn to greed, betrayal, and guilt when deprived of their morals. The deprivation of morality and its effects reflect itself within the story The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth were once noble people, but when exposed to the possibility of power and control, they turn corrupt, allowing their sinister thoughts to consume them.
Macbeth is a play written by Shakespeare, it was believed to have been written in 1606. Set mainly in Scotland, the play shows the events of a man who is willing to do what ever it takes to gain ultimate power. The majority of scenes in Macbeth exhibit a wide range of supernatural events. At this time, Scotland did not except the use of supernatural powers, because it represented the ‘unknown’. The main supernatural event that motivated Macbeth’s actions was the Witches prophecy, they told Macbeth all his worst fears.
Strange events happen everyday that cannot be explained. Superstitions such as black cats, walking under a ladder and broken mirrors are said to bring people bad luck. Plays are not exempt from these “INSERT WORD HERE”. Macbeth is a prime example of a play that is bursting at the seams with superstitions and supernatural ****happenings**** . Things such as saying “Macbeth” during the production of the play, ghosts, witches and floating daggers would be classified as superstitions and supernatural.
In the beginning of the plays, three witches gather together to discuss when they should meet again. The second witch says, “When the battle is lost and won.” that will be when they will be again with Macbeth. What the second witch said can represent Macbeth. It foreshadows Macbeth will win in battle and lose some.
Often, it is the responsibility of oneself to determine the outcome of your life, however there will always be influential people who either directly or indirectly affect the decisions made. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a play believed to be written in 1605, focusing on the downwards spiral of Macbeth after he murders King Duncan in order to become King of Scotland, consequently developing feelings of guilt and paranoia. Through the establishment of atmosphere, comments on the actions of major characters, and foreshadowing events, Shakespeare develops the minor characters which include the Three Witches, Macduff, and the Murderers, to support and further prompt the development of the major characters, as well as to communicate essential moral truths and trite platitudes.
The supernatural as a warning mechanism Firstly, a number of supernatural predictions and paranormal occurrences in both tragedies serve as symbolic warning mechanisms that can potentially prevent tragic affairs of all main characters. In addition to verbal warnings, characters in Macbeth and Julius Caesar observe strange behaviour of animals and abnormal incidents, suggesting that something unnatural is about to take place (Amuthenu 2014). In Macbeth, the protagonist 's encounters with three witches trigger his dormant ambitions to replace Duncan as a king, and Macbeth 's actions follow his own personal logic rather than reacting to external stimuli. In Act 4 Scene 1, Macbeth observes three apparitions and a procession of eight kings that