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The Corruption Of Macbeth In William Shakespeare's Play

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Williams Shakespeare is known as the greatest playwright the English language has ever known. He was born in April of 1564 as the eldest of nine children. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. He went to school to learn the Latin language, and became an apprentice to his father when he was fifteen years old. When Shakespeare was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway and had three children, two of which were twins. In 1590, he moved to London to begin his dream of acting and playwriting.

Macbeth was one of the best-known tragedy plays that was composed in 1606-1607. It is based on the Scottish king MacBeth who lived from 1005-1057. One of Shakespeare’s shortest works, it is known as the most violent play with over 100 references to bloodshed. It is his most violent portrayal of how lust for power can corrupt one’s soul. The progression is dilemma, wronged choice, suffering, perception, death, and restoration to order. Macbeth lives on to be one of Shakespeare’s greatest works.

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Macbeth: Introduced in the play as a hero
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Outside, Malcolm’s army plans to meet the Scottish army near Birnam Wood to join forces with them. Meanwhile, Macbeth is preparing for battle in the castle. But, he’s not afraid, as one of the witches prophecies was that “none of woman born shall harm Macbeth”. The members of Malcolm’s army plan to cover themselves in the Birnam Wood and attack Macbeth. Suddenly, a woman’s cry is heard, and Macbeth learns that his queen is dead. The battle has started outside of the castle and for Macbeth, there is no time to waste. Macbeth fights hard, as he knows this may be his last battle, according to the witches prophecy: He could not die until Birnam Wood moved to Dunsinane. Finally, Macbeth encounters Macduff and they fight to the death, and Macbeth is
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