William Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth '

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‘Macbeth’ a Scottish play known as one of Shakespeare’s best plays was written in 1611 by William Shakespeare, during that time King James the 1st was the king of Scotland, the Jacobean times was a time where people had a fascination with witches and witchcraft, ‘Daemonolgie’ was a book written by King James the 1st himself, this was about ways to spot a witch, which intrigued people. Since ‘Macbeth’ has a Scottish theme Shakespeare may have written this play to please King James since there is references to Banquo which is a direct descendant of King James, also it is said that Banquo wasn’t a very nice man but Shakespeare presents him as very loyal and kind person
‘Frankenstein’ written in 1818 by Mary Shelley at that time King George the 3rd was king of Great Britain and Ireland, this was the age of science and light where the impossible became possible, the age of science created new discoveries, it was a time of creativity for people in that time, scientists were discussing the possibility of creating life and resurrecting the dead, scientists such as Erasmus Darwin and Luigi Galvani were discovering and exploring more about the human body in great detail. People were very God-fearing so someone believed they were more powerful than God would have been shocked people because they are questioning God’s authority.

In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is portrayed as a powerful independent women, she is driven by ambition to become higher in status. In the Jacobean times women were…
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