How does nature appear to react to unnatural deeds in "Macbeth"?

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In Shakespeare's classic play Macbeth, nature appears to mimic the chaos on earth as Macbeth commits regicide by murdering King Duncan. This literary device is known as a pathetic fallacy, which is when the weather corresponds to human actions and reflects the emotions of the characters. On the night of King Duncan's murder, Banquo comments on the unusually dark sky by telling his son, "There’s husbandry in heaven; Their candles are all out" (Shakespeare, 2.1.5). The extremely dark sky creates an ominous, unforgiving atmosphere, which foreshadows Macbeth's brutal crime.

Following King Duncan's assassination, the Old Man and Ross discuss the strange, unnatural events that took place the previous night of the murder. Ross comments on the dark sky and violent storms while the Old Man mentions that he saw an owl attack a falcon. Ross responds by saying that Duncan's horses broke out of their stalls and the Old Man mentions that the horses ate each other. These bizarre, abnormal occurrences reflect...

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