The Curse Of Macbeth

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Macbeth, or who actors call it That Scottish Play due to a superstition of a curse on the play, is the story of a Thane, a military nobleman, who hears a prophecy from three witches that he will become not only the Thane of Cawdor, the highest-ranking Thane, but also the King of the land. His best friend and comrade in arms, Banquo, also learns that his linage of sons will be the king thereafter. Soon after this Macbeth commits regicide because his wife pressures him into it after he has second thoughts. The King’s sons run away as soon as the get wind of what has happened because most would think they killed the king since they were next in the line for the throne. Because Macbeth is the Highest ranking military official he is named king of the land. After some time has passed on the nigh of a royal supper that Banquo is invited to, Macbeth hires two men to kill Banquo and his son because Banquo grows slightly suspicious of the king and so they can inherit the throne. Banquo is slain by the murders, but his son lived. Later that evening when all the guest arrives for the …show more content…
Two that Lady Macbeth’s decent into madness was to quick and should have shown earlier symptoms. Finally, that we never knew that if Banquo’s linage became king. But overall the play was excellently written, and is worth watching and reading, except for the curse …show more content…
Two that Lady Macbeth’s decent into madness was to quick and should have shown earlier symptoms. Finally, that we never knew that if Banquo’s linage became king. But overall the play was excellently written, and is worth watching and reading, except for the curse

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