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The Importance Of Eventual Predictions In William Shakespeare's Macbeth

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“What you think about is what ends up manifesting” -unknown . We see this in William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Predictions are made that lead him to crave the Scottish throne. Secondly, the predictions make Macbeth foolishly suspicious of Banquo and Macduff, killing the Lords and their family because of false fear. Lastly, the witches make Macbeth naive to very real danger that is coming his way. This proves that in the play Macbeth, the supernatural plays an important role in Macbeth’s Eventual destruction when their claims cause him to blindly claim power and control. The witches make predictions that lead him to crave the throne. The witches win his interest by telling him he will become the thane of Cawdor. “All hail Macbeth ! ; Hail to the thane of Cawdor” (1.3.50-51). This is the instance that Macbeth is drawn in by the witches. He hears that the witches proclamations are positive and he is intrigued to listen more. Macbeth really wants to be king after hearing the witches fortune telling. “I have learned by the perfect report … these weird sisters saluted me, and referred me to the coming on time, with “Hail, King that shalt bell””. (1.5.1-2,8-9). In a letter written to Lady Macbeth from Macbeth, it is shown how much Macbeth actually wants to be king, a thought planted by the witches and their claims. After hearing what the witches tell Macbeth, lady Macbeth uses the supernatural to push him to his desires.
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