Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth ' Essay

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Emily 's Notes
Background/Context: Shakespeare was and still is considered the greatest poet and dramatist the world has ever known. He was born in Stratford-on-Avon, England, in April of 1564. The exact day is unknown but they celebrate his birthday on April 23, which also happens to be the same day that he died in 1616. No other author 's work has been produced as much as Shakespeare 's has. The play Macbeth was composed in late 1606 to early 1607. It is one of Shakespeare 's shortest plays but is considered to be one of his darkest. It is also believed that there may have been more than one author who contributed to the writing of the story. James Middleton could have been responsible for the witches ' scenes. The play is based on actual historical events. It is based on the career of the Scottish King Macbeth who lived from 1005 to 1057. In real life, Macbeth took the throne away from King Duncan, who was his cousin. Macbeth actually had a claim to the throne because he was the grandson of King Malcolm II. King Macbeth did not kill Duncan, he was actually killed in battle.
Characters:
Macbeth: Macbeth is the main character in the play. He struggles a lot of times to distinguish between what he wants and what he actually needs. He is a handsome man with a strong build. He demands attention with his presence. When they are at Macbeth’s house near the beginning of the play, everyone stopped and yelled something like “All hail Macbeth!”. This shows that people respected…

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