Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth '

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Talin Davdian
Vsevolo Krawczenuik
Theatre Art 101
17 July 2015
Critical Paper
The play of Macbeth is written between 1599 and 1606 by William Shakespeare, who is a playwright, actor, English poet and greatest English literature. The full title of Macbeth is The Tragedy of Macbeth, which it considered one of his darkest and most powerful works. The play, set in Scotland. In this play, William Shakespeare uses various themes that represent to the social and political life. This story is about the Scotland king, Duncan, who is a kind and fearful man. The king has two children Malcolm and Donalbain. King Duncan was murdered by Macbeth, also the murderers killed Banquo, Macduff’s family, so he can be a king. However, Banquo’s son,
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Lady Macbeth talked with Macbeth and convinced him to overcome his fear and guilt so that they can reach their goal and have the crown to be a king and queen. However, later lady Macbeth gets crazy by seeing and smelling a blood on her hand that cause her to do a suicide and leave Macbeth alone. The ambition of Macbeth turns into a dark, evil and ugly. Macbeth 's ambition grows by lady Macbeth’s encouragement and witches predictions, which the three witches predict Macbeth will be a king of Scotland. The witches were evil because they want to ruin Macbeth 's life and they told him a trick. In the Macbeths play, Banquo had an ambition too, but he controlled his ambition and become a good character because he stays loyal, knowledgeable and intelligent, unlike Macbeth who cannot. The evil is growing and winning because the witches made Macbeth unstoppable and guilty man. The three witches knew that Macbeth gets confused easily and he will listen to people who say good stuff about him by becoming a powerful, so by knowing his weakness the three evil witches said “as by the strength of their illusion shall draw him to his confusion”(Act III, Scene VI, 28-29). Therefore, they make his ambition and destroying his life.
Finally, the appearance and reality is an important theme in this play. The meaning of the appearance versus reality is that people judge others how the person is
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