Macbeth Research Paper

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William Shakespeare was a famous playwright in the 16th century and considered to be the best playwright of all time. One of his works is called Macbeth; it is a very famous play where the character Macbeth is prophesied to become King and kills his way to get there sooner. Lady Macbeth is clearly more responsible for the murder of King Duncan because she insults his courage and whips him into committing the murder. William Shakespeare was born on April 23 to john Shakespeare, but may have been born a few days earlier. He had three brothers and one sister. Shakespeare’s house where he spent his childhood was right next to the wool shop where his father worked successfully. John was a farmer in the village of snitterfield before moving to Stratford. After john rose to the highest municipal positions in Stratford he went to the college of heralds for the right to be called a gentleman. Before his application could be looked at, he started having financial problems, it is not clear why. But then when his oldest son obtained social status and renewed the petition, a Shakespeare coat of arms was finally granted. William spent two years at “petty school” to learn rudiments of reading and writing, and then went on to grammar school when he was seven. With his father’s social status William should have been eligible to attend the King’s New School, which was no more than a five minute walk from Shakespeare’s house. Shakespeare would also have become well grounded in Latin, some Greek, and a developed linguistic facility. After his school years Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway at the age of eighteen. She became pregnant when the marriage license was issued by the Bishop of Worcester on November 27, 1582; we know this because the daughter ... ... middle of paper ... ...slaughter in Macbeth’s soliloquy are paralleled even in this brief, sharp exchange between husband and wife. (Lincoln, 22). In this quote it seems as Lady Macbeth is clearly responsible for the murder of King Duncan. It says she insults his courage and manhood to make him go in with the murder, if she would not have done this Macbeth may not have gone through with the horrible murder of the king. In the play Macbeth, Macbeth kills the king to become king and Lady Macbeth is clearly more responsible for the murder of King Duncan because she insults his courage and whips him into committing the murder. After the murder Macbeth is distressed that he has not been able to say “amen” at the end of prayers he had heard to men reciting (Berkley, 396). Lady Macbeth has been unsuccessful in trying to silence Macbeth’s conscience or silencing his concern with eternal things.

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