August 25, 2013
The play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare took place in Scotland in the 1600’s. It is an alarming play about a couple who are disturbed due to their excessive ambition. They both want Macbeth to be king, but it comes with a price. He has to kill King Duncan to gain the royal crown. It all started when the three withes told a rumor to Banquo, and Macbeth. Lady Macbeth told Macbeth to “look like an innocent flower, but be the serpent under it” which Means look innocent while King Duncan is in their castle then Macbeth said “if chance might have me king, why chance may crown me”. Then later that night, Macbeth told Lady Macbeth “Duncan comes here tonight” and that is when Macbeth will kill Duncan. In Macbeth after killing Duncan he “heard knocking at south gate”, but it was only his conscious telling him what a bad deed he did. He also saw a bloody dagger and said “is this a bloody dagger which I see before me, the handle before my hand”. He feels like he is going to hell and is damned for eternity so he cannot say “Amen or God Bless”. Macbeth chose to do what he did, but will he suffer the consequences eternally?
Right from the start, Lady Macbeth was evil. A person reading this play would say her saying “how tender ‘tis to love the babe that milks me’ while it was smiling up at my face, have pluck’d my nipple from its boneless gums, and dash’d the brains out” is very evil. Well that is what she is, evil. She also said to Macbeth while persuading him to kill Duncan about herself “stop the access and passage to remorse”. She is also very crazy, she said “come you spirits, that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and make thick my blood” so she wants to become more masculine so if Macbeth backs out, she has the strength to kill Duncan. A person reading Macbeth could easily infer that the pursuit of power and control bare a great price. Macbeth essentially loses...
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