Macbeth, By William Shakespeare Essay

1052 Words Jun 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Macbeth is the story of a Thane who makes himself king by killing Duncan, who was the king. He did this out of a desire to fulfill the prophecy told to him by three witches who declared that he would become king. The three witches also told Macbeth’s best friends that his children would also be kings. Macbeth goes on to kill his best friend, he goes mad, his wife, Lady Macbeth, goes mad, and then she dies. In the end, Macbeth is killed by someone who, as foretold, is “not of woman born,” but born by Caesarian Section. Thus, Malcolm, Duncan’s eldest son, becomes the rightful king. Throughout the play, certain themes recur: the madness of power, blood, sleeplessness, curses, prophecy, witches, night, hands, and death. The themes of power-hungry madness, sleeplessness, death, and blood were especially strong in Act 2, Scene 2, which was the scene to which my group was assigned. In this scene, Lady Macbeth is reveling in the excitement of poisoning the guards drinks. When Macbeth returns with the bloody daggers, he is freaked out. Lady Macbeth scolds him for acting like a wimp. But Macbeth regrets murdering his king. When it was my turn to play Lady Macbeth, I struggled to be believable. The hardest part was the fact that I did not feel her anger, and I am not very good actress. I find acting difficult, especially when asked to follow a script. Impromptu is slightly easier for me. The only way I could make the character at all believable was to play her as a person who does not…

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