Essay on The Tragedy Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

1218 Words Apr 5th, 2016 5 Pages
William Shakespeare’s 1611 play, Macbeth is known to be a tragedy, meaning Shakespeare created a play where the protagonist meets with disaster in an unavoidable circumstance bringing suffering and downfall to the character’s life. Shakespeare choose to write a tragedy to explain to the audience the meaning of life and its significance. He has also chosen to explain that doing an action that constitutes of an offence will always have a consequence. He shows this through many aspects in his play including through Macbeth the protagonist in the play who ultimately loses his soul from committing crimes. Also his beloved wife Lady Macbeth and the Thane of Cawdor are both shown to lose their life for doing wrong deeds. On the another, hand Shakespeare uses characters like Lady Macduff, Duncan, Young Seward and Banquo to show that even the good get punished. So Shakespeare uses the tragedy Macbeth to show that crime will never be rewarded, regardless if no matter if one does good or bad they will always suffer the consequences of life. Through the dramatic play Shakespeare aims to show how brutally one can suffer from doing atrocious actions. Macbeth is used to show this message as he ruthlessly gets punished for doing his crimes. He ultimately loses everything from his wife, to his nobility, to his own soul. He even states that life is "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" as he finds out about the death of his beloved wife. In this moment he…

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