Character Sketch Of Macbeth

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Character of Macbeth From the play MACBETH – by William Shakespeare About the author (a short biography) William Shakespeare (1564-1616) son of John Shakespeare a successful local businessman and Mary Arden the daughter of a landowner, often called `The Bard of Avon', was an english poet and playwright who wrote the famous 154 Sonnets and numerous highly successful oft quoted dramatic works. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon on 23rd April 1564. His parents were relatively prosperous, it is likely the family paid for Williams education, although there is no evidence he attended university. In 1582 William, aged only 18, married an older woman named Anne Hathaway. They had three children, Susanna, Hamnet and Juliet.…show more content…
It is the story of a murderer and usurper, like Richard III or Claudius (Hamlet) from crime to crime to achieve security. Macbeth is a villain but a more humanized character compared to Richard. Macbeth is a play of contradiction and ambition and is one of the great tragedy themed plays by William Shakespeare.and is considered one of Shakespeare’s darkest and most powerful works. Set mainly in Scotland, the play illustrates the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. The themes illustrated in the play include ambition, fate, deception and treachery. In the whole play Macbeth the theme of the play and also the witches philosophy of life i.e – “fair is foul ,and foul is fair” is visible . Macbeth is a noble and gifted man. He chooses treachery and crime, knows them for what they are and is totally aware he is doing evil. Evil is concentrated in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth who are influenced by the Weird Sisters. The play examines the possibilities of evil and centers on the

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