William Shakespeare 's Macbeth And Midsummer Night 's Dream Essay

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“Macbeth”, a famous play written by one of the greatest playwrights in the world; William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare’s not only a playwright, but also an English poet and actor. His pieces are timeless, some of the most well known ones such as the love tragedy “Romeo and Juliet” and “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. “Macbeth” is one of the plays known as “The Four Great Tragedies of William Shakespeare”, along with the three other plays “Hamlet”, “Othello” and “King Lear”.

This essay will discuss about the diversity of human belief in “Macbeth”, such as superstition, science, religion and the culture.a Superstition has a huge impact on the play as it influenced Macbeth’s decision on becoming the king after hearing the witches’ prophecies. Science played a part in psychology as Lady Macbeth was having mental issues when she thought the blood of her hands can’t be washed off. Religion influenced the characters by believing people get sent to either heaven or hell. Masculinity was part of the culture back in their time.

Superstition is an important element of the play and it can be shown in multiple places. In those days, a raven was considered bad luck and to be feared for. In Act 1 Scene 5, Lady Macbeth “The raven himself was hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan.” She believed that the raven was hoarse from croaking the coming of King Duncan 's death. In Act 2 Scene 2, another bird is used to symbolize death. “It was the owl that shrieked, the fatal bellman. ”…

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