Use of Supernatural Powers
It is with accord with many verses in the old studies that the supernatural powers occur in the natural circumstances. The abilities of the supernatural powers are also believed to occur beyond and above the normal circumstances as they occur with the abilities to overpower the limitations of the possibilities. Those people who believe in the supernatural powers believe that nature cannot be used to clarify the current, past as well as the forthcoming intricacies of the universe. The beliefs in the supernatural powers are dependent on the possibility of its attribution to nature or as to whether it was indistinct from environment (Kim 45).
Taking an example of a case of an indistinct from the natural surroundings viewpoint, it is noted that some occurrences are attributed to the law of nature while other occurrences are as a result of a given set of external factors that are related to the natural environments. Scholasticism states that the occurrences of the supernatural phenomenon is attributed to the belief in God and that God has the abilities to perform the intended miracles apart from those occurrences that may be termed to be logical contradictions. On the contrary ,there those who believe in that the miss use of the supernatural powers is attribute to nature and as a result, there are natural occurrences that take place such as the appearance of the rainbow, origin of light, landslides, earthquake, lightening.
Epic of Gilgamesh notes that the supernatural powers have the ability to impact notions in relation to gender with the evidence of oppressive nature of Gilgamesh. And as such, there have been those who have requested god to lay upon Gilgamesh punishments. It can also be observed that Gilgamesh becomes afraid of death and strive for immortality from the supreme being and as such is an indicator of reinforcement of supernatural powers hence the result id describe as utnapistim. This on the contrary is seen when god does not grant Gilgamesh wish by not granting him immortality. The reason as to why the gods decide to punish Gilgamesh is because he did not respect the female gender by having sexual encounters with the women who were interested in him (Kim 67).
The idea of epic Madea that originate from the trait of the current community in the attempt to manage anger problems, with the most occurring means in which a person can manage his or her emotions in the attempt to control anger while avoiding hurt to the fellow community members through violence. This can be done by an individual visiting a psychiatrist who is able to help the individual manage anger problems.
In the case of Othello, Shakespeare makes use of supernatural themes to put across realities from uncertainties and fiction. It is observed that Shakespeare creates an environment where the characters blame the occurrences as well as those occurrences around them where they have no control over in their lives to factors such as fate. Shakespeare uses the theme of supernatural powers on the personality of Brabantio as he puts all the blames on his daughter’s case of eloping to be an issue beyond the daughter’s control. It is however noted that Shakespeare dismisses the impression of black magic as an influence on the love when Othello faces Brabantio in an attempt to appeal for his case. Shakespeare uses declaration from Othello to clarify the facts as to why Brabantio’s daughter eloped with him. It is evident that Shakespeare later inquires the reality of Desmona’s actions to be influences of supernatural powers. The use of a handkerchief as to the magic power it has to reveal the tactics used by Othello to woo while forecasting the events that would later take place. This doubt is late confirmed when Othello declares that it was indeed magic in the handkerchief (Andrew 230).
Kim, Hall. Shakespeare, William. Othello, the Moor of Venice. Othello, the Moor of Venice: Texts and Contexts. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007. Print.
Andrew, George. The Epic of Gilgamesh: Texts of Babylonian.the Early Second Millennium BC. Penguin Classics, 2009. Print