Holinshed Chronicles Impact On Macbeth

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Macbeth is a play, written by Shakespeare, that parallels with history. During Shakespeare 's time, there was much discontent with the ruler of the time, King James I, and as a result, many English subjects plotted to kill their king. Furthermore, The Holinshed Chronicles is another source of inspiration for Shakespeare 's play. Many historical characters from The Holinshed Chronicles such as, Macbeth and McDuff, appear in the play. However, Shakespeare alters their achievements and qualities from history to fit more perfectly into his play. History and The Holinshed Chronicles impact Shakespeare 's Macbeth, and this proves to be important to the reader in understanding the underlying meaning of the work. Many occurrences in Macbeth are

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