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In Shakespeares Macbeth the use of the supernatural is effectively used to create interest and suspense The theme of the supernatural is developed through character and plot- the witches and the apparitions Both of these influence Macbeth at first the supernatural motivates Macbeth to seek power and then the supernatural takes part in his demise The first use of the supernatural occurs at the beginning of the play when the three witches predict the fate of Macbeth This creates suspense as the audience gets a clue as to how the future will unfold for Macbeth When the battles lost and wonAct I Scene I l4 is said by the second witch It says 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 during the battle for soul Later on Macbeth repeats this line which shows he realizes his own fate and that he believes the prophecy After the prophecies of the witches reveal 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 is work his way to the throne or to murder King Duncan Murdering the king is an easier plan because of the motivation in his dreams that urge him on Lady Macbeth also develops the supernatural in the soliloquy where she is calling upon the evil spirits to give her the power to plot the murder of Duncan without any remorse or conscience unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe top full of direst cruelty Act I Scene V ll42-57 All of the witches prophecies show the three sisters are capable of leading people into
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