William Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth ' Essay

1395 Words Jan 28th, 2016 6 Pages
William Shakespeare was an English poet and a playwright. He was known as the greatest play writer in England and his plays are studied today in schools. One of his most famous and goriest tragedies was Macbeth. Macbeth was a play that was seen to be Shakespeare’s deep vision of evil which was based on greediness and determination. The play revolves around a man’s irresistible desire to become a king and would resort to any means to achieve his dream. Shakespeare’s understanding of the difficulty of the human nature is shown through the character of Macbeth. Therefore, in this essay, I will explore how William Shakespeare presents Macbeth’s strong feelings in wanting to become the king and the various emotions he goes through. I will be studying Act 2 scene 2, act 5 scene 3 and act 5 scene 5 to show how Macbeth behaviour changed through this specific scenes.
Macbeth is a play that tells the story of a Scottish general who received a prophecy from the three witches that he would become Thane of Cawdor. Although he doubted their prophecy at first; when it came true, it then gave Macbeth the courage that the witches’ next prediction of him becoming the king would also come true. Therefore, he not only battled his way through people to ensure that he becomes the king, he also fought with his inner battles and it was those feelings and emotions that he ‘d endured that gave him a strong sense of guilt and paranoia. After he’d killed Duncan, his guilt made him struggle to accept…

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