this question is from play MacBeth Act II
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In Act II scene I Macbeth has a vision whereby he sees a dagger floating in mid-air, which points towards the chamber of Duncan.
Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A dagger of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?
I see thee yet, in form as palpable
As this which now I draw.
The dagger is a fatal vision as it foreshadows the death of Duncan at the hands of Macbeth that night, and also Duncan's two servants. The dagger is also a 'fatal vision' as it leads to the deaths of many others, including Macbeth himself.
'Macbeth' William Shakespeare