Essay on The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

1208 Words Nov 24th, 2015 5 Pages
The Tragedy of Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare in the early 1600’s. Set in Scotland, Macbeth, a Scottish general and the Thane of Glamis, attempts to make his way to become the king of Scotland. Macbeth is a brave soldier and a powerful man. Although he is easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitions to obtain the throne, he is a noble man. Lady Macbeth is wife to Macbeth. Early in the play, Lady Macbeth seems controlling towards Macbeth, but the play goes on and she seems gentle down in her actions. Throughout the play there are many factors that lead to the outcome of Macbeth’s reign. In the Shakespearean play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, the theme of supernatural entities and their effect on human behavior is prevalent throughout; this theme occurs when the weird sisters approach Macbeth bringing uncertainty and confusion, when Banquo’s ghost takes Macbeth’s seat during the feast and also when the three apparitions predicted how Macbeth would lose his throne. In act one, the three witches approach Macbeth to dance and sing to him. They deliver the first of many prophecies he will receive. Comparable with the witches’ sudden appearance, their prophecy is unclear and ambiguous; ultimately set to test the future king. “Of course, there are certain actions in the play that the audience cannot judge as true or false. The most obvious of those is, naturally, the status of the prophecies. Nevertheless, even though the members of the audience do not know whether…

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