Supernatural Events In Macbeth Research Paper

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Supernatural Events in Macbeth There are many supernatural events in Shakespeare’s play “Macbeth”. These events had a great effect on the protagonist making him a greedy, evil tyrant. Some of the supernatural events include witches, apparitions, and ghosts. As you will see, these events will shape the rise and the fall of Macbeth. The first encounter with the supernatural was in act I, scene iii when Macbeth and Banquo meet the witches. They gave Macbeth two predictions and Banquo one. The three prophecies given to Macbeth were “All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!” (I, iii, 49-50). Banquo’s prophecy was “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none.” (I, iii, 67). After the witches vanish, Rosse and Angus…show more content…
Then, he hires murderers to kill Banquo and Fleance (Banquo’s son). They kill Banquo but Fleance manages to escape. Back at the castle during the banquet, Banquo’s ghost appears. Macbeth is struck with fear and guilt when he sees it. This is when Macbeth, for the first time, is expressing his internal guilt. None else can see the ghost except Macbeth. Which seems weird when he starts saying, “Avaunt, and quit my sight! let the earth hide thee! Thy bones are marrowless, thy blood is cold; Thou hast no speculation in those eyes Which thou dost glare with!” (III, iii, 92-94). He continues to talk to it, so Lady Macbeth told the guests to leave right away. When they left, Macbeth starts to talk openly about how the ghost scared him. “It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood. Stones have been known to move and trees to speak; Augures and understood relations have By maggot-pies and choughs and rooks brought forth The secret’st man of blood.” (III, iii, 121-125) says Macbeth. Banquo’s ghost reveals the guilt and fear that Macbeth’s deeds have

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