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    may try and argue that Lady Macbeth or ambition drove Macbeth to commit his murderous acts to become king, but they are missing out on the main catalysts of everyone’s actions including Macbeth; the witches. Without these three demonic figures, Macbeth would be a history rather than a tragedy. By sparking Macbeth’s most inner desires, they were able to guide him down his dark path, which ultimately led to his death. The ideas they pushed to the front of his mind eventually drove this heroic man to become as dark as the devil himself. The manner of the witches’ prophecy also highlights the brilliance of the plot they have and highlight Shakespeare’s ability to write. Shakespeare cannot have his witches directly cast a spell on Macbeth,…

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    Macbeth: The Role of Gender William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth is set in a patriarchal Elizabethan society during the 17th century, a time when gender roles were clearly defined. The play tells the story of Macbeth, a Scottish general driven by a prophecy of his rise to power followed by his subsequent demise. Shakespeare uses the story to examine and subvert male and female stereotypes. Characters frequently reference and distinguish issues of gender. At first, Macbeth appears as a brave,…

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    Macbeth is described as a “butcher” by Malcolm. In many parts of the play, Macbeth has manifested a butcher- like attitude. A butcher can be interpreted as someone who kills for no valid reason. In the play, Macbeth goes on a killing spree as he kills Duncan, Macduff’s family, Banquo and attempts to kill Fleance. He doesn 't appreciate human life as he kills many innocent lives. One example of this is in act 3 scene 1 when Macbeth uses prose to sound equal to everybody else, to manipulate the…

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    Macbeth is a classic Shakespearean play which outlines the rise and eventual fall of a general in Scotland due to his own actions and intentions. The play looks at Macbeth and his path through the royal hierarchy. Ultimately, the path chosen is not the wisest and leads to his drastic demise. A tragic hero is a common element within Shakespearean plays which is a highly esteemed/prosperous main character who falls into misfortune on account of his mistake(s) according to Aristotle. Macbeth…

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    Shakespeare’s play Macbeth is about a man who rises to power as a king and is eventually killed. The main character, Macbeth, is a tragic hero. There are several characteristics that define a tragic hero. He is someone of high standing who brings about his own downfall through a tragic flaw. Additionally, he undergoes meaningful suffering, learns from his mistakes, and arouses pity through his demise. At the start of the play, Macbeth meets three witches and they say, “all hail… thane of…

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    The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth is very strange. In the relationship, throughout the play, both take turns to assume the role of being the dominant partner. What is unusual about this is…

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    Written in 1606, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth has been a true example of tragedy for readers to enjoy, even centuries from its birth. The play begins with a scene that introduces the three witches, who are a vital piece of the puzzle that is Macbeth. Mischievous and magical as they are, the witches predict that Macbeth, a highly praised war hero, will become king. Among many other issues, Macbeth’s biggest hurdle with proving the prediction to be true, is King Duncan. In order to acquire the…

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    Macbeth is a tragedy, written by William Shakespeare during the 1500’s, when Elizabethan dramas blossomed. By saying it is a tragedy, it means that it is a play that begins, or contains, a protagonist that starts off high in stature in the beginning, but in the end, winds up a low life, and most of the time dead. This play takes place in England during the eleventh century. Macbeth and his friend, Banquo, run into these three witches that prophesize their future. Macbeth is promised Thane of…

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    Is Macbeth A Tyrant

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    Macbeth was a power hungry tyrant, who wanted control of everything that stood in his path. He was afraid of losing his power, which eventually led to his demise. Macbeth was a respected Scottish war hero that was the architect of his own tragedy, starting when the prophecy is unveiled to him. Macbeth's tragic reign of tyranny and downfall, took place in a series of three different phases. The first phase is guilt, which sets in directly after murdering Duncan, for Macbeth to obtain the title of…

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    The Downfall Of Macbeth

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    of Macbeth, his most notable character, Macbeth, suffers a calamitous downfall due to his own vices based on three equivocations, also known as false predictions, given to him by each of the three witches at the beginning of the play. The Tragedy of Macbeth is loosely based upon the murder of the Scottish king, Duncan, the consequences, and the dethronement of the usurper who took his place. Shakespeare wrote this and Banquo in a good light because it was for King James; Banquo was an ancestor…

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