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In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare there were many interesting uses of the supernatural The use of the supernatural in the witches the visions the ghost and the apparitions is a key element in making the play interesting The supernatural is definitely a major factor in the plays style The use of the supernatural occurs at the beginning of the play with the three witches predicting the fate of Macbeth This gives the reader a clue to what the future holds for Macbeth The witches say that every battle is lost by one side and won by another Macbeths fate is that he will win the battle but will lose his time of victory for the battle of his soul After the prophecies of the witches revealed the fate of Macbeth the plan in which to gain power of the throne is brought up The only way to gain power of the throne was for Macbeth to work his way to the throne or to murder King Duncan Murdering the king was an easier plan since the motivation in his dreams urged him on Lady Macbeth also relied on the supernatural by her soliloquy of calling upon the evil spirits to give her the power to plot the murder of Duncan without feeling guilty The three sisters are capable of leading people into danger resulting in death such as the sailor who never slept Lady Macbeth has convinced her husband Macbeth to murder King Duncan On the night they planned to kill Duncan Macbeth is waiting for Lady Macbeth to ring the signal bell to go up the stairs to Duncans chamber He sees the vision of the floating dagger The interest of the dagger is that it leads Macbeth towards the chamber by the presence of evil of the dagger begin covered with blood Then the bell rings and Macbeth goes up the staircase to Duncans chamber Once the murder has been committed
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