Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth ' Essay

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Background

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-on-Avon, England in 1564. He was the son of a glove maker but after unfortunate events his father was prosecuted and no longer successful. Historians who study the behavior and lifestyle of Shakespeare believe that what people think to be a man who acted and wrote may have actually been two different men. Regardless, the play Macbeth was written by a William Shakespeare and still reigns today was one of the best plays for high school students to relate and comprehend by the well-known playwright. Macbeth is a gory, thriller with themes of guilt, anger, jealousy and betrayal that students can’t help but get wrapped up in.

Characters

Macbeth
Macbeth is, of course, the main character in the play Macbeth. We first hear of him in the beginning of the play as he has just given blood, sweat, and tears in an act of Valor. Men refer to him as brave and honorable. Like the Sergeant said in Act 1 “But all’s too weak; For Brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name)”. Men respect him and his confidence. However, readers see a different side of the man too good for his own shoes. We see him fall into temptation and visit the witches to find out his own fortune. Readers discover that this man may not be as brave and confident as expected. Shakespeare does a beautiful job of portraying how one who is insecure and timid cannot fake a kingly attitude or be as brave and patient as need be.
Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth, the wife of Macbeth plays a…

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