Use Of Supernatural In Macbeth

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Macbeth, originally titled as The Tragedy of Macbeth is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare in 1606. The story is loosely based on the history of England, Scotland and Ireland even though it has been largely distorted and exaggerated for entertainment purposes. Shakespeare’s Macbeth confronts the issue of personal and political power lusting, and the harmful influence it brings on, both physically and psychologically. Shakespeare tells us the story of how lust for power pollutes one’s mind just as it did for Macbeth and changed him from a valiant hero to a tyrannical villain.
All of Shakespeare’s tragedies mainly focus on the diversity of humankind’s mind, the ever-prominent traits of human beings – sensuality and affection – the emergence and the development of emotion along with their power to destroy and create things on a much larger scale. In order to grasp fully at the complexity of human emotions and its relationship with human behavior and to deliver it to the audience in an expressive manner, Shakespeare exploits a variety of literature methods. There are two methods of using the supernatural in literature. One is to achieve results impossible to natural agencies; another method is to employ it simply as a human belief, to use it as motive power which consequently leads to results reached by purely natural means. The first may be fitly called the poetical method and examples of its use may be found in most of the great poets, conspicuously in Tasso,

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