Supernatural Elements Displayed in Macbeth
Writers of the Renaissance often wrote about supernatural elements. William Shakespeare was a writer during this period, and he is also the author of Macbeth. The supernatural elements are the key contributors to the play. They add fear and mystery to it. Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, displays many supernatural elements: the nature, ghosts, and the witches.
People during the Renaissance were very superstitious consequently; their connection to the events in the lives of humans was only natural for them. As a result, the weather and animals in the play react to the action of Macbeth. The night of Duncan’s death many supernatural elements began to happen. The weather turned for the worse; it was extremely violent, and he earth even shook. Weird events started occurring with the animals. Horses broke loose; an owl killed a foul; there was a loud screeching did not stop all night.
Some more supernatural elements from the play were the ghosts Macbeth witnessed. Macbeth had Banquo murdered, and after that, he starting having spells. The night of Macbeth’s banquet, he has an encounter with Banquo’s ghost. When Macbeth saw the ghost of Banquo, it marked the climax of the play and also it marked the beginning of Macbeth’s falling out. Macbeth knew seeing Banquo’s ghost was weird and unnatural:
…The time has been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end; but now they rise again, With twenty moral murders on their crowns, And push and push us from our stools. This is more strange Than such a murder is…. (78-83)
The quote from the play means that after someone dies they should not come back to life; it is unnatural to see the dead back...