Macbeth: Fact vs. Fiction Simply the name itself has become famous throughout literary history; Macbeth. This tragedy of five acts worth, written by William Shakespeare was first performed in 1606. From then on, speculations and questions arose. Who was this astounding character that surprised people with his pride and ambition? Many may have been surprised to find out how very little resemblance the play character bore to the actual historical figure. The real Mac Bethad mac Findláich, or Macbeth, as named in English, was born in Scotland around 1005. His father, Mormaer of Moray hailed from Finland, while his mother was the second daughter of Malcolm II, a previous king of Scotland who had died a few years before his birth. Thus we may infer that Macbeth had always aspired to become king some day, being that he descended from royal blood. In older writings, it is said that Lady Macbeth was a bit older than him, and had actually been the wife of a rival he killed; it is also said she had never loved her first husband but immediately found a well-suited partner in Macbeth, who shared her ambition. These may be some of the facts that inspired Shakespeare to give life to their ambitious attitudes and thirst for power. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, however, we can only imagine Macbeth’s upbringing or who his parents were, what they may have been like. Instead of making him a direct royal descendant, Shakespeare molds the historic figure and turns him into a hero of sorts, favored by the king and many others. It is not mentioned that his wife is older but we do see that she has a firm grip on her husband, at times even challenging his manhood throughout the play to convince him to do things. Throughout history, women haven’t always been treated equally; and even today, not entirely so. A woman’s place was behind her husband, helping him, caring for him and bearing his children. The possibility that Lady Macbeth is older than Macbeth is obvious in the way they treat
Archaeology has been portrayed by Hollywood as a profession of adventure, danger and excitement. While real archaeology can be those things, it is not those things as portrayed by films such as the India Jones trilogy or the Lara Croft. It is not about fighting Nazis while being chased through the jungle in search of golden monkey heads. Real archaeology is a painstaking, intensive, elaborate science with the purpose of uncovering knowledge of past civilizations. Unfortuneately, many people today….
Facts About William Shakespeare’s Tragedy Play “Macbeth” or “Htebcam”
1. Called “The Scottish Play” because it is doomed to say Macbeth in the theatre
2. Some say the curse it tied to the witches that appear in the play, or that is goes back to the first play where they used real swords resulting in a bloody mess
3. Is William’s last tragedy and possible his darkest
4. Was first published in the First Folio in 1623
5. First performance was between 1603-1605
6. We know not when the first….
Tombstone: Fact or Fiction?
Almost two decades ago, a film known as Tombstone was produced, featuring a star-studded cast. This action-packed western portrays the legendary feud between the Earp’s and the Clanton’s. For the most part I believe it to be a respectable movie containing a powerful storyline. This film portrays the life and times of the famous cowboy, Wyatt Earp, focusing on what led to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Tombstone provides a mixture of both fact and fiction, however….
Beowulf proves to be a controversial topic as to whether it is fact or fiction. Although Beowulf consists of ferocious monsters, glorious heroes and other fictional assets, there is much evidence that points toward a much more factual interpretation. Proof of fact comes from many archaeological findings which are thought to be dated to the same time and location of when and where this old poem was thought to originate. This evidence of fact has come from findings of grave ships, many violently murdered….
weapon for Salemites to obtain revenge on their enemies. A tool Miller uses to show the reader this emotion is Rebecca Nurse, seventy-year-old grandmother, wife, and respected member of Salem society. Miller modifies her character in his play. Some facts remain true in the play, others are altered, and some have been neglected altogether. What did he change, and what did he regret to? Why did Miller take such liberties with Rebecca's character in his play?
<br>Rebecca Nurse and her husband, Francis….
portrail of a
signifigant historical event. The Disney Corporation is not known for it's accurate
portrails of historical events and when producing the animated film Pocahontas, Disney
did not fail in it's nonchalant attitude concerning historic fact.
Cartoonists at disney must have been watching adult films when they first penciled
out the figures of Pocahontas and John Smith. The young Indian princess was only twelve
years old at the time of her first encounter with John Smith, yet she….
FACTS AND FICTION IN PSYCHOLOGY
Dr.Krishna Prasad Sreedhar
Psychologists can read the minds of others.
This is a popular myth that prevailed from the beginning. No honest Psychologist would claim so. However, as Psychologists are trained in observing the verbal and non verbal behavior of people, they may be able to guess the intentions of others more accurately than lay people.
Psychology is an occult science.
This is absolutely untrue. On the other hand know that Psychology is the scientific study….
Historical or Historical Fiction
Main Characters of Braveheart
Braveheart is supposed t o be the true story of William Wallace and his battle to free Scotland from English rule. Most of the characters in Braveheart are true historical characters, however, the manner in which they are portrayed in the movie, tends to lean a bit towards fiction. Little is know about the true history of Wallace.
Wallace was born around 1270 near Elderslie, in Paisley Parish. It is believed….
still rages on over whether Moses wrote the book and the growing debate between creation and evolution appears to suggests it will be a very long time before this issue is put to rest.
So, what it is that I believe? Is the book of Genesis fact or fiction? I believe, Genesis was written by Moses through the intercession of God and the holy Spirit. The bible itself gives us evidence of this when in many of the books following Genesis it gives a clear authorship of Moses. Not only that, but for one….
Creatine: The Facts and the Fiction
There are many different opinions people have when a conversation about creatine comes up. If one doesn’t know what creatine is, it is a popular dietary supplement taken mostly by many athletes around the world. The main problem people have with creatine is its safety. Some people say that it is very harmful to the body, while others will say that it is completely stable. The truth is that it is both; one just has to be smart about buying and taking it. There….