Analysis Of ' Macbeth ' By William Shakespeare

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Jin Kim
Ms. Hamrick
English 10 Honors
9 November 2015
Macbeth Essay The theme of tragedy appears in various amounts of movies, literature, and plays which provided entertainment for people throughout the years. Movies and plays such as “The Titanic” and “Romeo Juliet” gave audiences a pang of sadness and amusement as the story line unraveled. Notably, the prevalence of the theme occurs in Shakespearean plays such as the tale of Macbeth which displays Aristotle’s definition of tragedy. The play Macbeth lives up to Aristotle’s definition of tragedy as demonstrated in the representation of the six principles through the characters and plot of the story. The first element of Aristotle’s model of tragedy named Anagnorisis, defines as the moment in the play when a character makes a critical discovery about his true identity or the true nature of his own situation. Throughout the story, Macbeth’s greed for the crown drives him to murder Duncan and commit many accounts of slaughters. He transforms from a noble lord into a ruthless tyrant and dismantles everything around him. Furthermore, the prophecies Macbeth faces from the witches about his future engulfs his mind and causes Macbeth to send out murderers to kill all rivals in order to retain his power. Macbeth’s growing intensity of his madness deludes his mentality with the idea that he will never lose his crown since the prophecies said about him becomes true. He believes whatever the witches foretell about his future
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