William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy Of Macbeth

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Becoming a Madman
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare obsesses over the ideal of a good man becoming an evil tyrant. The play of Macbeth is based on Macbeth a man who had everything including a wife, home, power, and friends. Until he heard a prophecy that would change his life forever and disrupt his sanity and virtue. Logically speaking you think, how could one man lose everything including himself from one prophecy? We have to remember that the author is none other than Shakespeare and with him anything is possible especially three sisters with beards. This play is categorized as a tragedy as it also states in the title and this play is exactly what the title shows, the tragedy of Macbeth.
When analyzing the character of Macbeth, he is analyzed as a strong man with a great home and social life. But this is soon changed once the three witches tell him his prophecy, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3.49-52) after this, Macbeth starts to wonder how is all this possible when the thane of Cawdor still lives. Macbeth starts to think that maybe he should kill King Duncan so he can become king but he knows that this thought of action is evil and act of treason. Macbeth states his thought process as stated through his soliloquy, “If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well It were done quickly. If th’assassination Could trammel up the…
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