Macbeth Analysis

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare starts with Macbeth after a battle, where he finds three witches. They predict that he will eventually become king. Macbeth reports their prophesy to Lady Macbeth who is delighted to hear the news, and immediately makes plans on murdering King Duncan. After Macbeth invites the King to his home, he kills him, and begins to feel haunted by his actions. Macbeth hears more revelations from the witches, and tries to kill his friend, Banquo, and his son, Fleance. Later he kills MacDuff’s family, which enrages MacDuff to start an army against the new King Macbeth. He succeeds and walks out of the Macbeth’s castle with his head on a stake. Many people agree to disagree if Shakespeare actually wrote the plays that bear …show more content…
In Macbeth, the witch talks about a sailor’s wife. Another common occurrence in London life would have been to see sailor’s wives waiting and hoping patiently for the return of her spouse. The witch portrays one as being rude; Shakespeare may have stumbled upon a mean and unhelpful wife when he arrived in London. The witch claims her husband has gone to Aleppo (the largest city in Syria, and also mentioned in Othello) on the Tiger, which was probably an actual name of a ship that Shakespeare may have passed every day. Shakespeare is known to have coined over 3,000 words and phrases. Often, he does not just use his them once, but several time in various plays. In the third line of the play, the second witch says, “when the hurlyburly’s done,” (Shakespeare) and “hurly-burly” is used at the end of King Henry IV part one. Both are loosely concerned with chaos, particularly caused by war or violence. In one line, Macbeth calls Lady Macbeth his dearest chuck, and in Love Labour’s Lost Adriano says, “sweet chuck,” not once but twice. Both are used as a term of

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