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Supernatural characteristics can add to the overall atmosphere in a story In William Shakespeares Macbeth supernatural contributes to the play in many ways It is shown through the witches the ghost of Banquo the bloody dagger and the apparitions throughout Macbeth These affect the mood along with the plays central conflicts throughout the storyIn Macbeth the atmosphere is affected by supernatural The most important form of supernatural in Macbeth is the witches The play begins with the witches predicting Macbeths fate The witches tell Macbeth he is the future Thane of Cawdor when the second witch says All hail Macbeth Hail to thee Thane of Cawdor1352 The witches also tell Banquo that his children will one day rule Scotland when they say Thou shall get kings though thou be none 1370 These predictions affect the mood of the play because they come true Macbeth becomes Thane of Cawdor which leads him to believe the Banquos prediction will come true too Now Macbeth thinks he needs to do something to stop it from coming true The bloody dagger in Macbeths castle also affects the atmosphere of the play In Macbeths soliloquy before he kills king Duncan he says I have thee not and yet I see thee still A dagger of the mind a false creation proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain 2146-51 This is significant to the story because the imaginary dagger lead Macbeth to Duncans room in which Macbeth kills Duncan in his sleep Supernatural affects the overall atmosphere in MacbethSupernatural relates to the central conflicts throughout Macbeth The witches return later on in the play again Macbeth returns to them because he wants more information about his future During this scene three apparitions appear The first says Macbeth Macbeth Macbeth Beware Macduff 4181 The second Apparition says None of women born shall harm Macbeth 4191-92 meaning if they were born from a women they cant hurt Macbeth The Third one says the woods at
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