Mr. Martin Fry
Discuss the significance of the supernatural in Act 1 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth.
The play Macbeth is written by Shakespeare. It is a tragedy and it was written in 1606. Macbeth was the main character of the play. In this essay the main topics will include the predictions of the three witches, the changes in Macbeth's behavior after he heard the predictions and lady Macbeth's change in behavior after she heard about what happened with Macbeth and the three witches.
The witches made two predictions to Macbeth when they met after the battle. The predictions were that Macbeth would become the thane of Cawdor and later the king. The predictions could be false too. Duncan planned to punish the thane of Cawdor and make Macbeth the thane of Cawdor. This happened before the witches meet Macbeth. They could have heard about what happened to the thane of Cawdor and said that prediction so that Macbeth believes them.
They talked about the prediction of becoming the king because they wanted Macbeth to try to become the king by doing something to accomplish it. The witches have bad vibes around them. Bad weather always followed them. There were always thunderstorms and lightening, this showed that there was some evilness around them. The environment became gloomy and mysterious. The witches had pets of their own. In act one scene 1 there were three lines, 'I come, Graymalkin! Paddock calls. Anon.' (act 1, scene 1, lines 9-11) this shows that the witches had animal companions with them. In act 1 scene 1 and 3, the witches met with each other and the weather was very bad during their meeting. This showed that the things that were happening are not good. Before the witches...