Supernatural occurrings and prophecies will always be a subject appealing and an unexplained unknown that has awed the human being nature ever since the man exists on earth. Once the greed, lust and creed for the money, power and throne overtakes the man, he starts seeking help from the wicked powers that tend to be unseen. He will try to get the knowledge of future to adopt procedures appropriate enough to take the short-cut avenue towards his ambition. Short-cuts always involve evil and wicked powers are searched for to accomplish bad and horrifying duties that no man can want to do in his complete senses intact.
Shakespeare followed the same technique to grab the interest and attention of his viewers. And he was pretty successful in using supernatural incidents and prophecies as the basic factor of the play. this made his play "Macbeth" one of the greatly kept in mind and regarded play of all the times. Hence, we can say that the key factor that made the play and its concept worked are the witches, the apparitions, the ghosts and the visions that have happened throughout the play time-to-time.
The supernatural occurrences in the play gave hints to the followers to what will happen in the future with the Macbeth as well as Woman Macbeth. The paly keeps a very deep meaning for individuals who have been following evil capabilities and magic from centuries and also have seen to meet the almost similar destiny as that of the Macbeth. Now we will be tossing the light exclusively on the play "Macbeth", to know how the performances of supernatural events, the witches and the apparitions determined and forecasted the destiny of Macbeth.
The first supernatural event that happened in the play was the three witches showing up in the very beginning of the play, predicting the gruesome fate of Macbeth that provided the audiences a concept for what will happen in the end. "Once the fights lost and earned" (Act I, Arena I, l. 4) said by second witch. Which means that every struggle will be triumphed in by one and lost by the other part. this determined the destiny of Macbeth that he will continue and gain the fight, but he'll lose against the time in the battle of his soul and life. This was the very first supernatural event to occur in the play. This prophecy made Macbeth depend on the witches too much. He began trusting them for guiding him towards his good fortune or rather fate. This blind trust of Macbeth on the witches cost him his life in the long run.
After the followers are given the clue of the Macbeth's destiny, next came the program to gain the energy and throne. Macbeth acquired two alternatives. One was to be on your path while the other one was much shorter and the results were likely to be disclosed soon. And this path was the road of evil. the program was to eliminate king Duncan without the remorse(Act I, World V, ll. 42-57). Female Macbeth used her forces to gather the bad spirits that guided Macbeth to kill the Ruler Duncan. Where he succeeded. This is another supernatural event that required Macbeth a step ahead on his disastrous fate. This getting rid of compelled him to clear out the other person, who suspected Macbeth of Duncan's murder, Banquo. Macbeth hired a murderer to destroy Banquo. But as soon as the murderer established the news headlines of the Banquo's killing, Macbeth found the ghost of Banquo that made him build a field in a banquet, which carved more suspicion on him(Function III, Arena VI, ll. 31-120). Here the apparitions and eye-sight of the ghost made Macbeth so bedraggled that he almost lost his senses and began to blurt out what he shouldnt have done. This made people point at him in suspicion.
Next the witches intend to make Macbeth over assured about his fate as he was heavily counting on the prophecies of the three witches (Action III, Landscape V, ll. 1-35). This course of action of the witches was to take Macbeth towards his gruesome end. Macbeth greatly relying on the witches managed to find their cave and travelled there to find out what lies in advance for him in the foreseeable future. this was enough time of action for the witches. that's where the Macbeths blind trust has landed him. he is now completely control of the witches wishes and evil powers and he has no power left in him to consider decisions of his own.
The witches using evil powers started showing him apparitions. The 1st one was an equipped head having said that: "Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware of Macduff; beware thane of Fife. Dismiss me: enough. " (Action VI, Picture I, ll. 77-78). The first apparition says Macbeth to avoid Macduff. Then your second apparition appears (a bloody child), and says: "Be bloody, vibrant, and resolute; laugh to scorn the energy of man, for nothing of woman born shall damage Macbeth. " (Action IV, Landscape I, ll. 85-87). This apparition informs Macbeth that no man born from a woman could harm him. Finally, the previous apparition appears and is a kid crowned, with a tree in his side. The apparition says that he will never be defeated until Great Birnam real wood shall come against him to High Duns inane Hill. "Be lion melted, pleased, and take no health care that chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are: Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam wood to High Duns inane Hill shall come against him. " (Act VI, Scene I, ll. 98-102).
Now each one of these three apparitions were enough to make Macbeth over self-assured about his fate that eventually led him to his fatality. Death became his fate as was predicted by the witches in the very first prophecy. Thus, throughout the play it is very evidently shown by Shakespeare in the string of prophecies and supernatural performances that the fate of Macbeth was driven and predicted by the prophecies of witches and the supernatural performances. The first prophecy made Macbeth have a blind trust on the evil powers rather than his own advantages and courage. Then your perspective of Banquos ghost made him think that just like witches, the ghost can also take his revenge that baffled him totally in front of the whole hall. And the last type in his coffin were the apparitions in the cave that made him so over confident that he started considering himself as immortal. And this overconfidence killed him.