Macbeth Essay | The Nature of Shakespeare

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The Nature of Shakespeare

Summary: In his play “Macbeth,” William Shakespeare explores the negative effects of the supernatural on the natural human order. Shakespeare portrays the idea that the supernatural combined with the tendency of human nature to be greedy and selfish can lead to devastating consequences.
Macbeth by Shakespeare compares and contrasts natural order and the supernatural. The author presents human nature and its tendency to be greedy and selfish. Shakespeare portrays the idea that the supernatural negatively affects humans combined with their inclination towards greed that causes their failure. Shakespeare discusses the affects of the supernatural on humans and how it dilutes human nature and the natural order of life.

Shakespeare portrays the supernatural through the three witches' characters and their prophecies about Macbeth that ultimately lead to his demise. Macbeth is told that he is going to become king by the witches and in order to `fulfill' his prophecy he kills King Duncan. As he prepares to murder Duncan he realizes that, "[His] thought, whose murder is yet but fantastical/ Shakes so [his] single state of man/ That function is smothered in surmise" (I, iii, 139-142). He realizes that the...

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