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    and men. Despite common thought, masculinity versus femininity is nothing more than a social construct and is not black and white. Even in 17th century Scotland, such a construct played into Banquo calling the witches men, Lady Macbeth asking to be stripped of her femininity and in turn her controlling Macbeth by insulting his manhood. In Act I, Banquo remarks that the three witches “should be women,/ and yet [their] beards forbid [him] to interpret/ that [they] are so.” (1.3.?) Even though…

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    The Tragedy of Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare, describing how one man’s attempt to become the King of Scotland ends in foul play and death. The play is filled with murder, excitement, tragedy, and loyalty. Throughout the play, one of the central themes is ambition, which many of the characters possessed, leading them to actions they normally wouldn’t do. The ambitious nature of the characters will lead them to turn against each other and drive some into insanity, even committing…

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    Macbeth faith in the three witches’ and the prophecy enables him to commit treason against Scotland and the and the king, of course he was aided by his cunning wife lady Macbeth for she was the one who thought of the plan. “The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements (Shakespeare 334)”. To kill a king takes serious courage, courage Macbeth didn’t fully have. Even today individuals may not have…

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    Macbeth's Tragic Hero

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    servant to his king and country. He was a war hero and fought to protect his homeland, Scotland. Macbeth had no hatred for the king, rather pure adoration and respect. He was appreciated by the people of Scotland. They saw his heroism as protection during battle. Not only did the people hold him in high regard, but also his military peers. The captain, for example, noticed his fearlessness and told Duncan, “Brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name), / Disdaining Fortune, with his brandish…

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    Kanye West’s song Power. I think this has a connection to the song Power by Kanye West, because kanye says multiple times in the song “no one man should have all that power.” I think Macbeth wants all the power one could, a few examples of why I think he wants all the power, and would stop at nothing to get it and maintain it. His first murder was the King, Duncan he was an honest and noble king, but Macbeth wanted more, so he went through with it, and murdered Duncan in his sleep. After he…

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    When King Duncan entered his quarters at Inverness for a routine night of sleep, little did he know that a few hours later, his life would come to an end. The murder of a king is considered one of the greatest atrocities in any country, and it has been stated by Macbeth, the new king, that whoever committed this crime will have severe, deathly consequences. However, this is rather ironic for “King” Macbeth to say, since according to recent facts, the prime suspect is none other than his own wife…

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    goal in mind which was to take over as the king of Scotland. Macbeth’s importance in the government is based on how the public judges him since he has to be trustworthy about improving the lives of the local people in the community. The issue is that he doesn’t express what’s in his mind, because his wife Lady Macbeth is trying to convince him to really want to be the most powerful person in Scotland. All of this leads to Macbeth deciding to kill Duncan (the king) by stabbing him and now doing…

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    full trust into someone and they completely crush it by lying or betraying you? In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the trust between Macbeth and King Duncan soon becomes broken. In the play Macbeth, and his best friend, Banquo go to war together and fight with great honor. Macbeth guts a man in war, which shows his heroism. When Duncan hears about what he has done he immediately names Macbeth the new Thane of Cawdor. “It is for this bravery, including fighting his way through a line of…

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    I am writing this letter to you as a noble general of Scotland, and an honest man. As you are well aware, the death of our beloved king has affected us all in various different ways. Duncan has been tragically murdered, but his death has not been justified. His two sons, who remain suspect, have fled the country, and the guards, the only beings directly at the scene, have been killed without questioning. The guards were our greatest chance at investigating what truly happened; however, they are…

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    Macbeth Synthesis Essay

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    King James of England and Scotland was an avid witch hunter and the author of a book entitled Daemonologie. Taking this information into account it can be seen how Shakespeare relates Macbeth to King James. Through supernatural elements and other forms of character Shakespeare made sure that King James would be thoroughly impressed. Macbeth…

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