Analysis of Macbeth Essay

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Analysis of Macbeth Macbeth, is one of the greatest tragedy plays written by William Shakespeare. It is a rather short play with a major plot that we had to follow it carefully to understand its significance. The play is a tragedy about evil rising to power, which ends up corrupting the main characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In the opening of the play Macbeth is introduced to the audience as Thane of Glamis and is respected. The witches also play a major part in the play, as they predict the future. Macbeth moves his way on up to Thane of Cowdor for his bravery in the battle. At first, Macbeth did not believe in the witches’ prophecies as he was told to be crowned king; however he’s…show more content…
2.1. 23-24). With Banquo’s knowledge of the witches’ prophecy makes him both a possible ally and threat to Macbeth’s plotting. Now that Macbeth seems distrustful of Banquo, it introduces a conflict especially with the appearance of Fleance, reminding Macbeth of the witches’ prediction that Banquo’s children will sit on the throne of Scotland. We realize that if Macbeth succeeds in the murder of Duncan, he will be driven to still more violence before his crown is secure, and Fleance will be in immediate and mortal danger. Following this discussion, when Macbeth is left alone an imagery soliloquy appears into the scene. As Macbeth is getting ready for the deed to be performed, we read: “Is this a dagger which I see before me,/ the handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee” (Macbeth. 2.1. 40-41). When reading this, we realize that Macbeth has a vision of a dagger floating in the air before him, its handle pointing toward his hand and its tip aiming him toward king Duncan indicating that he will go through the killing of Duncan. With all of this happening, the plot begins to advance. Up until this scene, everything was being planned by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, but no actions were taken yet. Adding tension to this scene advanced the plot because Lady Macbeth must signal Macbeth about the right time to enter the king’s

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