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Macbeth Essay

  • Submitted by: seanbrady7
  • on December 5, 2011
  • Category: Shakespeare
  • Length: 1,021 words

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MacbethI think Macbeth is about a noble fighter from Scotland called Macbeth who is told by three weird sisters that he will be king hereafter after that he becomes crazed with power, and plots to kill the king, however Banquo his best friend also got told something, that.. Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. Macbeth also plans to kill Banquo and his son fleance. The themes I believe are Tyranny, masculinity and ambition. I think it would appeal to an audience because it is a horror, and at that moment in time horror’s where in high demand because people loved ghosts, witches gory and bloody scenes.At the beginning of the play Macbeth seemed a very noble honest man with not a care in the world, he was obviously a good solider because of General his rank in the Scottish Army. However, after the 3 weird sisters predict his ‘Future’ He goes a big crazy and is possessed by their predictions and is adamant to make them come true! So ambitious is he, he kills the king in order to get to the throne.Macbeth changes dramatically after the witches prophesies we know this because “If shall cleave to my consent, when tis’ It shall make honour for you.” In this Macbeth is bribing Banguo in to helping him in any way Macbeth feel’s necessary, this tells us that these witches have got to Macbeth and that he is really thinking about what they have said and what they can do to Macbeth’s image. These predictions could alter both Banguo’s and Macbeth’s lives if they come true, so therefore Macbeth who has been predicted being “king hereafter” plays on the witches prophesiesWe learn in Macbeths convosation with Banquo that Macbeth seems quite rude and seems to control their relationship. Banquo says “I dreamed last night of the three weird sisters” Banquo is being completely honest and in doing this tells the audience that he regards Macbeth as a very close friend. He also shows that he is an honest character, Macbeth on the other hand replies “ I think not of them” This is a...

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