Several great tragedies were written by Shakespeare. One of them, Macbeth, was written in 1606. This play was loosely based on historical events. In Macbeth, as in his other tragedies, the problems of character, morality, and free will were explored by Shakespeare.
The messages of Macbeth are still relevant today, and it is a powerful play. Many questions may be pondered by the reader: Why is power desired by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth? Why and how are people changed by events? How are crimes lived with by the criminals who commit them? The answers to such questions can assist the reader in understanding not only the play but also some current