Essay on Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare wrote Macbeth. It was written at the time of King James, and it is relevant as you read on. King James was attracted to witches, and the play includes many matters that interest him. Macbeth as a character is very expendable, thinking and mostly unpredictable. The way Shakespeare uses Macbeth and Lady Macbeth I unique. The play is very powerful in terms of evil and lessons in life. The moral is that there are no shortcuts in life.
In the eleventh century Scotland was a violent and troubled country. Families and clans fought for any sort of territory. Macbeth was born in 1005, son of the great family that ruled Moray and Ross.
Throughout Shakespeare's life, witches and witchcraft were
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He actually went further than this and included the King in the play.
The witches' influence or the potential of their influence upon Macbeth is also part of their role. Although, at times, we see limitations of their power- they can not do, for instance, sink the boat the Captain of Tiger is sailing in, but they can toss it about a lot in a storm, (as they have power to central weather). There are lots of other times when we see their power, e.g. they are able to disappear in to thin air; they look into Macbeth's future and greet him before his time with 'Thane of Cawdor'
When Macbeth allows himself to be influenced by them, when evil has its foothold in the door, then everything becomes topsy-turvy and things fall into chaos- the heavens are unhappy animals attack one another, and nobody knows who to trust.

"There's dagger in men's smiles: the near blood, The nearer bloody."

From the moment the play begins we are introduced to 3 witches. Any Jacobean would have had a terrible fright when they would see such evil creatures, which in that time were thought to be true. The witches made an even bigger impression to us when they name Macbeth. This would of out us on the edge

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