William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy Of Macbeth, Othello, And King Lear

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William Shakespeare was 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 spanning from the late 15th to the early 17th century. In his lifetime, “The Bard of Avon”, Shakespeare, wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 long narrative poems. He has many works that are considered some of the finest in English literature which include: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. Shakespeare had a multitude of inspirations that motivated him to write the play The Tragedy of Macbeth. Holinshed’s Chronicles, a collaborative volume describing the history of England, Scotland, and Ireland, inspired many playwrights during the English Renaissance. In addition, the sovereign of England, King James I, also influenced Shakespeare as well as the fear of witchcraft, which became a widespread belief during the time when Macbeth was written. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, the reader sees the rise and fall of Macbeth, a once loyal and honorable thane to King Duncan of Scotland. Macbeth’s fatal flaw of ambition causes him to lose site of who he once was and transforms him into a power-hungry paranoid tyrant. This is evidenced by his change of character and myriad of egregious actions throughout the play that ultimately leads to his demise.
In the play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, the audience sees extraordinary change in the protagonist, Macbeth.…

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