Macbeth Essay | Acting Instructions for Act 4, Scene 1 of "Macbeth"

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Acting Instructions for Act 4, Scene 1 of "Macbeth"

Summary: In Act 4, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," the audience begin to pity Macbeth because he is at the mercy of the witches. This feeling can be created by how the scene is acted, and suggestions for acting out the scene are described.
Shakespeare had used the atmosphere, characters and language of the play to develop the audiences' view of the force of the supernatural in the play Macbeth. At the start of Act 4 Scene 1, Shakespeare had used thunder to announce the presence of dark and supernatural powers. The presence of witches brought out the theme of supernatural in the play as witches are a symbol of evil and supernatural. The ingredients used for the spell were also horrible and poisonous things that cannot be found easily and are often ingredients for a spell in the fairytales, most usually linked to evil. Also, when Macbeth see the first apparition, he had said " thou unknown power ." This suggests that the apparitions at least appear to have supernatural powers. The witches kept repeating the phrase " Double,double, toil and trouble ", which suggest that the witches are up to...

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