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  • End Macbeth
    714 words
    "When our actions do not, our fears do make us traitors". In the story Macbeth by William Shakespeare this was a basic theme of the book, as Macbeth was faced with many very hard choices and dealt with a lot of pressure from people around him. He soon began to be so obsessed with power that he began to go insane. Macbeth had a difficult and troubling process to gain the power he wanted. He also began to take down other people with him, like his wife who went crazy and eventually killed herself. ...
  • Macbeth's Severed Head
    412 words
    As the play nears its bloody conclusion, Macbeth's 'tragic flaw' comes to the forefront: like Duncan before him, he is too trusting. He believes the witches' prophesies at face value, never realizing that, like him, things are seldom what they seem. Thus he foolishly fortifies his castle with the few men he has left, banking on the fact that the events the witches predicted seem impossible. But in fact these predictions come true: the English army brings Birnam Wood to Dunsinane, and Macduff, wh...
  • Death Of Lady Macbeth
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    In every Shakespearean tragedy there is always something called the "fatal flaw". This flaw is seen in the main character or hero of the play. The hero always has the ability to overcome or control this flaw, however, if he can not control this flaw he reaches a point of doom. A point in the story where he has no choice but to continue downward through the spire of entropy. This leads to the tragedy. His or her end. The flaw is usually a master passion. This passion controls the hero's thoughts ...
  • Macbeth's And Shylock's Drive Of Greed
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    Macbeth: How Money Killed Jerry Engstrom Many of our friends at Wall Street have serious heart problems; some of them even die years before they should because of the stress that is brought only the money and greed of Wall Street. Money is also evident as a health risk in Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice, both written by William Shakespeare. On Wall Street people are driven by the greed of the people they represent, their own greed, and a general atmosphere of greed. In Macbeth, Macbeth is dri...
  • Fair Because Under Macbeth's Rule The Country
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    The play "Macbeth" is considered to be one of Shakespeare's greatest plays of all time. The play uses setting and the plot to its biggest advantage. The main theme in the play is "Fair is foul and foul is fair". This theme is used from the first act to the end of the play. Three very prominent examples of the overriding theme is when Macbeth receives the land of Macdonwald. Next, when he visits the witches and receives his predictions and he sticks to them word for word and will do anything to m...
  • Macbeth
    580 words
    Macbeth Macbeth is an epic tale of tragedy which has continued to awe readers throughout the centuries since its completion. Poetic brilliance inspired William Shakespeare to write a play about ambition, greed, and treachery, all of which was based on historical accuracy. Centering around the actual character, Macbeth, the play portrays the latter half of his life, from his betrayal of King Duncan all the way to his own demise. Macbeth was supposedly not an evil man in the beginning, but quite o...

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