William Shakespeare 's Macbeth, Othello, And King Lear Essay

1066 Words Jan 30th, 2016 5 Pages
William Shakespeare is a renowned poet and considered to be one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Shakespeare was alive during the English Renaissance, which was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the late 15th to the early 17th century. The Bard of Avon in his lifetime wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 long narrative poems. He has many works that are seen as some of the finest in English literature these include The Tragedy of Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. Shakespeare had a multitude of inspirations, which would inspire him to write Macbeth. They include Holinshed’s Chronicle a collaborative volume describing the history of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The Chronicles were used as inspirations by many playwrights during the English Renaissance. The sovereign of England King James I also inspired him and the newly found fear of witchcraft, which was the popular belief of many people during the time when Macbeth was written. In The Tragedy of Macbeth we see the rise and fall of Macbeth a once loyal and honorable thane to King Duncan of Scotland, but through his flaw of ambition Macbeth looses who he once was and becomes a power hungry delusional tyrant. Macbeth’s fatal flaw ambition is seen quite habitually due to his need for power, this can be seen through his myriad of actions and change of character throughout the play.
In Macbeth we see an extraordinary change in our protagonist. This is due to Macbeth’s flaw, ambition.
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