What are seven unnatural events seen in Act II of Macbeth?
literaturenerd | Certified Educator
To exemplify the unnatural events in Act II of Macbeth, one must first define the term "unnatural". For the purpose of this answer, "unnatural" will be defined as the following:
From The Free Dictionary:Based upon these definitions, one can assign the seven unnatural events in Act II of Macbeth. 1. Macbeth's vision of the dagger- he is hallucinating 2. Macbeth speaks about witchcraft- supernatural phenomena 3. Lady Macbeth has drugged the guards- inhuman/monstrous behavior 4. Macbeth kills Duncan- inhuman/monstrous behavior 5. Macbeth cannot say "Amen"- affected or forced an unnatural manner/not in accordance with accepted standards of behaviour 6. Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth not to think about his actions- not in accordance with accepted standards of behaviour 7. Macbeth's knowledge that he will no longer be able to sleep (he recognizes the fact that he may go mad)-affected or forced an unnatural manner
1. contrary to nature; abnormal 2. not in accordance with accepted standards of behaviour or right and wrong unnatural love 3. uncanny; supernatural unnatural phenomena 4. affected or forced an unnatural manner 5. inhuman or monstrous; wicked an unnatural crime 6. Obsolete illegitimate