Violence and Murder in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare has delivered his plays in many different ways, and Macbeth is one that demonstrated violence and murder. The banquet scene that occurs in Act 3 Scene 4 of Macbeth has contributed to the play significantly in many ways. It has contributed in the development of the plot, the development of a major theme, and the revelation of the different sides of different characters. !
In Macbeth, the story revolved around Macbeth, hence the name of the title. The plot further developed following the banquet scene because that scene caused and allowed other events to happen. After the banquet scene, Macbeth met up with the three witches and said that he should not have said. Just because he disagreed with what they had to say to him, he said,
“And an eternal curse fall on you!” (IV i 105) Macbeth said them with arrogance; without realising how much power the witches had themselves. But gradually, the unfortunate things that the witches said did happen to Macbeth. Even before the unfortunate events occurred to
Macbeth, Macbeth was very keen on killing Macduff and his family. Macbeth said, “The castle of Macduff I will surprise, Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls That trace him in his line.” (IV i 150-154) If Macbeth’s killing motives to kill others did Shakespeare has delivered his plays in many different ways, and Macbeth is one that demonstrated violence and murder. The banquet scene that occurs in Act 3
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