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Supernaturals in Macbeth
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DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPERNATURALS IN MACBETH
The supernatural is a powerful theme running through Shakespeare's Macbeth. Shakespeare uses the supernatural in many scenes and it vital to the storyline of the play, injecting horror tension and suspense into the play - are these supernatural events inside Macbeth's mind, or do they really take place.
In this essay I will explore the theme of the supernatural in Macbeth, how Shakespeare uses the supernatural and how it affects the play.
The first major use of the supernatural is in the opening scene Act 1, Scene 1. In this scene we view three witches meeting on a moor. Here they discuss where they plan to meet Macbeth. One of the biggest examples of the supernatural is introduced here - the witches. At the time Shakespeare wrote Macbeth the idea of witches was something that was taken very seriously by his audience - witches were believed to be real beings, living in secrecy among the good, Christian citizens. Witches were the spawn of the devil, and so this scene would have been very likely to scare, and excite Shakespeare's audience. This opening scene is a key
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