Macbeth Good And Bad Is Good Essay

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Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare in 1606. The tone of the play is dark and depressing. The play starts out with three witches. One of the witches says, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” (Act 1 Scene 1 Line 11). In modern terms, this quote means, “Good is bad and bad is good.” Not to give spoilers, but this quote is very important for the rest of the play. It’s foreshadowing that a character who appears quite good, may not be so good in the end.
Quickly, the scene changes to Macbeth, the main character, who previously had great victories in major battles. His title is Macbeth, Thane of Glamis. Late one day Macbeth and Banquo, the other thane, met with three witches who said, “Macbeth is the thane of the Cawdor, Macbeth will be the King of Scotland, and Banquo’s children will be kings” (Act 1 Scene 3 Lines 50-70). Macbeth had questions, but the witches disappeared before he could ask them. Soon, Ross arrives with a message for Macbeth. He explained to Macbeth that the King is so grateful that he won two battles and is giving Macbeth a new title honoring his loyalty towards the King. He congrats Macbeth and said his new title is “Thane of Cawdor.” Macbeth writes to his wife, and explains what he was told by the
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While reading Macbeth, it starts to show how Macbeth gets into these situations. The conflicts he created all lead with his own ambition. An expectation was set in his head when the witches said he would become the king of Scotland. At this point of the play everything unravels dramatically. The theme of the play's tragedy and ambition. It soon causes a slow downfall of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, which later leads to various deaths throughout the play. By Macbeth being the one to murder King Duncan, this led to a chain reaction of murders to cover up his wrong doings so he wouldn’t get caught and to obtain the throne
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