Supernatural Events in Macbeth
In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, there were many supernatural events. Supernatural events are unnatural things that came to be true. The use of supernatural events played a key role in making the play work and making the play interesting. Shakespeare uses the supernatural events of the witches' predictions, floating dagger, Banquo's ghost, and the Cawdon scene to move characters through the play.
The use of these supernatural events occurs at the beginning of the play with the three witches' predictions of Macbeth and Banquo's fate. The predictions gave clues to the audience about what the future holds for Macbeth and his friends Banquo. The three predictions for Macbeth were Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and the king to be. (Act I, Sc. I, Ln 46-49) These predictions of Macbeth were made directly to him but he did not trust them until he became Thane of Cawdor, the second prediction. After the second prediction came true Macbeth wrote a letter to Lady Macbeth. When Lady Macbeth read the letter, she started calling upon the evil spirits to give her power to plan the murder of King Duncan without any conditions (Act I, Sc. I, Ln 44-57). The three witches also had three predictions for Banquo, "Lesser than Macbeth, and greater. Not so happy, yet much happier and thou shalt get kings, though thou he none"
(Act I, Sc. ii, Ln65-68). These predictions lead on to his songs not him.
Lady Macbeth has convinced her husband Macbeth to murder King Duncan. On the night of the murder, Macbeth is waiting for Lady Macbeth to ring the bell to go kill the king because that means that Lady Macbeth has got the guards drunk enough to pass out. Before the bell rings Macbeth sees a vision of the floating dagger. The floating dagger is what leads him towards the chamber by the presence of evil of the dagger being covered with blood. Then the bell rings and Macbeth proceeds to kill the ...