How dose Shakespeare make Act 1 Scene 7 and Act 2 Scene 2 dramatic?
Shakespeare was a writer in the Elizabethan times, he wrote many of plays but he never published them, one of the plays that he wrote was Macbeth. Macbeth is a play which is loosely based upon actual events, although the play itself is of limited historical accuracy. The story is set in the 11th century, in Scotland and England, and was written by William Shakespeare in 1606. The Elizabethans were extremely superstitious and believed in evil forces, witches and they fear the unknown and unexpected, they also believe about the divine right of kings. King James I of England reinforced the idea that there was a great chain of being, and if the order is broken it will be chaos. The Elizabethans ideas and superstitions are reflected in the story of Macbeth.
In the begging Macbeth was fighting in a battle for the king of Scotland Duncan against Norway. Whilst he was walking home from the battle with his best friend Banquo they came across three strange looking creatures, theses three witches make predictions of what will happen to Macbeth in the future. They tell him that he will be Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and will become the king. They then say to Banquo “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none”.
Which means although Banquo will never be king his children will become kings. Macbeth is already thane of Glamis, but neither one of the other predictions were true. But then two messengers came to Macbeth announcing the good news that as the king heard that he had fought well in the battle so King Duncan has decided to give Macbeth the title of Thane of Cawdor. This starts to put ideas in to Macbeths head, as now two out of three predictions that the witches had made had become true, so why couldn’t the third one also become true to make Macbeth King. Macbeth writes a letter to his wife Lady Macbeth telling her of his meeting with the three witches and of the prophecies that they had told...
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