A Stroke Of Genius Analysis

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A Stroke of Genius:
The Man, the Myth, and the Legend of William Shakespeare

With a stroke of his pen he is able to affect people with his words. He can either make them laugh cry or jump out of their seats. His words can haunt them even after they are said, the darkness looms in the air and it haunts them in their dreams. As they think about the blood, the gore, the screams that still haunt their dreams. That’s the power of his plays and other works as well; do you know who I’m talking about? Yes or no? Well, it 's the bard himself! The man, the myth and the legend William Shakespeare, not a lot is known about him but what people do know, are the things that he has written but hopefully that will change. Although Shakespeare has many
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went from hero to villain to flat out sadistic, as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth plot to kill the King and once they do, they have to keep covering up their lies with bloodshed. By the end of the story justice is served to both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Even though Macbeth felt guilty he showed no when he took Duncan’s (that’s the king) throne and Macbeth wanted to kill Duncan’s sons as well because he didn’t want them to ascend to the throne but shakespeare stopped this by making Macbeth hear voices, it seems like he wanted the audience to feel a little sorry for what
Macbeth was going through (enotes). In a book called “William shakespeare- A Popular life” by
Gary o’ Connor- it states that “Macbeth is tortured with conscience, while its interplay with his evil deeds, and his wife’s extreme determination, allies him closely in doubt and self-questioning to Brutus and to Hamlet, but his crimes evokes no sympathy and were it not for the delicacy his soul and self-awareness (the trait shakespeare shares with him (O’ Connor). He also goes on
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“At the end of the play, and his life, he yearns for all of those things” honor, love, obedience, troops of friendship- which but for his guilt (and which Shakespeare identifies himself personally” (O 'Connor). For most people when they interpret the text, one of the themes that some of them might see is power and how it corrupts. If the audience analyzes the text and uncover the meaning behind the story, then they might be able to uncover that Macbeth giving into his greed for power, he lost his way as a hero because of power. But that greed didn 't come from thin air, it came from the three witches and their prophecy. On a side note he said that the reason why Shakespeare wrote about witchcraft is because the King at the time was into demonology and that the bard was trying to suck up to this ruler. Since, Macbeth was manipulated by the three witches; some people might come to the conclusions that they are the serpent in “The Bible" that tricked Eve into eating the apple. They might also say that Eve wanted to eat from the tree of knowledge because she wanted to be equal to god. Others however might infer that Lady Macbeth told Macbeth to do it because she had that same greed for power, the same way that Eve wanted the power of knowledge. They may also infer that Lady Macbeth tempted Macbeth with power, the same way that Eve tempted Adam with Knowledge." Shakespeare suggests that her barren womb, and her own anger

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