Macbeth And The King's Evil

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William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, MacBeth is the story of an ambitious, nobleman whose partner drove him to murder. MacBeth had one major problem -ambition. When the opportunity arose to kill, he committed his first crime! Later he was forced into shame in order to cover that first step of evil had taken. MacBeth is one of William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies due to its number of deaths, backstabbing characters, and assumptions.

John Shakespeare, father of William Shakespeare, was a glover and leather maker. Shakespeare’s first glimpse to theater was when he went to see the traveling players that stopped in Stratford on Avon. Shakespeare soon married Anne Hathaway in 1582. Anne was eight years older than Shakespeare. They
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It is Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, and some scholars believe the surviving text to be an abbreviation prepared for a special performance. The authenticity of the Hecate scenes has often been doubted. These include the first lines of two songs found also in Thomas *Middleton’s play The Witch, and Middleton has been proposed as the author of the scenes, but the question is disputed. The passage describing Edward the Confessor’s touching for the King’s Evil may be a compliment to King * James I, the patron of Shakespeare’s company, who himself carried out this practice. James traced his ancestors back to Banquo and had a special interest in witchcraft, about which he wrote a book Demonology (A Dictionary of Shakespeare, Wells…show more content…
Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife, a deeply ambitious woman who lusts for power and position. The Three Witches, three “black and midnight hags” who plot mischief against Macbeth using charms, spells, and prophecies. Banquo the brave, noble general whose children, according to the witches’ prophecy, will inherit the Scottish throne. King Duncan the good King of Scotland whom Macbeth, in his ambition for the crown, murders. Macduff a Scottish nobleman hostile to Macbeth’s kingship from the start. Malcolm the son of Duncan, whose restoration to the throne signals Scotland’s return to order following Macbeth's reign of terror. Hecate the goddess of witchcraft. Fleance Banquo’s son. Lennox, a Scottish nobleman (“Character List”

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