The Supernatural Phenomenon in Macbeth

An analysis of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”
The supernatural is used to augment the aspect of suspense and a dramatic emphasis on the entity and tends provides a catalyst for action by the character. In William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, the supernatural is illustrated as an integral part of the play. The “wyred” sisters are the most vital and vague characters in the role of the supernatural. The witches lurk like the dark beliefs and lifeless temptations to evil. They (witches) unleash the evil aspirations in Macbeth by feeding his mind with delusional/unrealistic thoughts. These supernatural powers are taking over his better half which has eventually led to his downfall. Shakespeare portrays the supernatural phenomenon as means of influencing Macbeth as a catalyst. The supernatural in Macbeth shows how unnatural deeds are done by unnatural events and entity.
The “wyred” sister’s contradictory and vague nature exercises their great power over Macbeth. They have been consistently cunning throughout the play with their witty actions. The witches represent darkness, chaos and conflict and not only do they look supernatural, they also control the supernatural by using spells and prophecies. “When shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain?” (1.1.1-2, Shakespeare). This dark tragedy opens with the three witches who discuss amongst each other about their next encounter. They set an ominous stage for their meeting with Macbeth. The witches plan to meet at the hill which Macbeth will cross after his battle and set into motion a course of events that will lead to Macbeth’s downfall.
“A sailor’s wife had chestnuts in her lap
And munched and munched and munched. Give me quoth I.
Aroint thee, witch, the rump-fed runnion cries.
Her husband to Aleppo gone masters o’ th’ Tiger;
But in a sieve I’ll rat without a tail
I’ll do, I’ll do, and I’ll do” (1.3.4-11, Shakespeare).
The first witch explains to her sister’s about the incident that had happened when...