Supernatural in Macbeth

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The Supernatural is an influential theme that is found through majority of Shakespeare's plays. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, many references to supernatural activity can be found throughout this book, therefore making it crucial for the storyline. Webster defines the word "supernatural" as 1: of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe; especially: of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil. 2 a: departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of natureb: attributed to an invisible agent (as a ghost or spirit).Macbeth is a literary tragedy with the purpose of arousing pity and fear so that the audience will be carried through an abundance of emotions. Tragedy is marked by the choices which the main character makes. Throughout this story, Macbeth's decisions are greatly influenced by many elements of the unexplainable supernatural world, causing his actions to be somewhat unpredictable majority of the time. The first major scene involving the supernatural world begin with the introduction to the three witches, this appeared in Act 1 Scene 1. The witches meet on a moor and they discussed their plans of where to meet Macbeth.  Webster defines witches as, "1: one that is credited with usually malignant supernatural powers; especially: a woman practicing usually black witchcraft often with the aid of a devil or familiar : sorceress — compare warlock 2: an ugly old woman : hag 3: a charming or alluring girl or woman 4: a practitioner of Wicca." The supernatural was mentioned in definition 1, therefore, the three witches were also part of the supernatural elements in the play Macbeth. These witches had a rather large impact throughout Macbeth, and they also proved to be a very important element of this story. The witches serve as a chorus in this play, which in a
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