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Write a Critical Appreciation of a Scene Involving the Supernatural in Macbeth

Summary: The witches are not the only supernatural beings in Act IV scene I of Macbeth; apparitions and ghosts also appear, making it the most paranormal scene in `Macbeth'. There are many ways in which Shakespeare portrays the supernatural in stage directions, and there are many more ways in which they could be displayed in an actual production of `Macbeth'.
"Double, double toil and trouble; / Fire burn and cauldron bubble." These words said by the witches are probably the most famous lines from this scene in `Macbeth'. However there is much more to this scene than just the witches and their incantations. The witches are not the only supernatural beings in this scene; apparitions and ghosts also appear, making it the most paranormal scene in `Macbeth'. There are many ways in which Shakespeare portrays the supernatural in stage directions, and there are many more ways in which they could be displayed in an actual production of `Macbeth'.

At Shakespeare's time, witchcraft was a serious issue. Witches were hunted down and killed. King James I, king at the time, was particularly interested in witchcraft, so much so in fact that he wrote a book on it. This would no...

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