Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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The play Macbeth is written by William Shakespeare. It is believed to be written between 1603 and 1607 and set in eleventh century Scotland. It is also believed to be first performed in 1606. It is considered to be one of the darkest and most powerful tragedies. Macbeth, set in Scotland, dramatizes the psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen to fulfill the ambition of power. The Tragedy of Macbeth is Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy and tells the story of Macbeth, a Scottish general, who receives a prophecy from three witches that he will one day become king. One of the most memorable scenes in the play could be act I scene III because of its causing effects. Act I scene III is the first appearance of the Weird Sisters which begins the entire events of the tragedy. In this scene, one will see the relationship of this scene to the main events and importance of this scene to the rest of the play following Macbeth’s meeting of the witches. One will also see how the simple speaking of the witches in the beginning of act one scene three most definitely foreshadows the fate coming for Macbeth. Act I scene III begins with three witches, the Weird Sisters, talking about what they have been doing, “killing swine” (The Tragedy of Macbeth 1.3.2) says one sister. Another sister describes the revenge she is planning for a sailor whose wife would not share her chestnuts, saying: “her husband’s to Aleppo gone, master o’ th’ Tiger; but in a sieve I’ll thither sail,

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