Macbeth Reflection

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Macbeth is a tragedy turned playwright written by William Shakespeare, who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in English language, as well as the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. This play is thought to have been first performed in 1606. It is originally titled “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, and it dramatizes the damaging of one’s physical and psychological effect due to one’s greed and ambition upon a throne.

Macbeth, a brave Scottish general of King Duncan, receives a prophecy from the weird sisters that he will sit in the throne as the King of Scotland. Along with him, another general of King Duncan named Banquo receives the prophecy of being the father of line of kings. Driven by his wife, Lady Macbeth (later turned as the Queen of Scotland) and the weird sister’s prophecy, Macbeth proceed to murder the good King Duncan when King Duncan came to-night at Macbeth’s place. After his evil deed, Macbeth is then crowned as the Kind of Scotland, fulfilling the first prophecy. However, Macbeth felt continuous guilt and worrisome, recalling that Banquo was with him then he received the prophecy, and that Banquo received one on his own too. Macbeth then decided to murder is own friend Banquo and his son Fleance. Here, Shakespeare is trying to depict Macbeth’s greed for his throne and the shift from a brave Macbeth into a fearful and brutal one who is merciless. This extract is engaged with characterization, imagery, and language to further identify this fearful Scottish king.
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