Being one of the four greatest tragedies “Macbeth” possesses in its plot an unusual element the presence of supernatural creatures and effects, such as Three Witches, ghost of Banquo and the Three Apparitions. All events in the play take place in a gloomy dark atmosphere of the night, making them even more ominous.
Having heard the prophecy of the Three Witches Macbeth could not at first figure out how he can become a thane of Cawdor and the King of Scotland. “The thane of Cawdor lives: why do you dress me in borrow’d robes?” , says Macbeth to his friend Banquo, who also heard the prophecy. Three Witches told to Macbeth and Banquo a very controversial prophecy, according to which Macbeth would be a king, but Banquo’s children would inherit the throne. It is evident that neither of them would have believed the prophecy if Macbeth wasn’t appointed to be a Thane of Cawdor soon after, as the previous thane of Cawdor named Macdonwald, who betrayed the king, was killed in the battle. So, equivocal thoughts came to the mind of Macbeth, who expressed them in a letter to his wife Lady Macbeth. Deep inside his soul, Macbeth very much wanted to become the King; however, he did not dare to kill Duncan until his faithful wife convinced him to. Macbeth was at first against the idea of killing the King, stating: “We will proceed no further in this business: He hath honour’d me of late; and I have bought Golden opinions from all sorts of people…” . But Lady Macbeth ridiculed his hesitation: