The Character of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play

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The Character of Macbeth in William Shakespeare's Play Macbeth is a man, influenced by supernatural powers, a manipulative wife and a growing ambition. One of the main influences on Macbeth is the supernatural. In Shakespeare's time their preoccupation with supernatural forces, fear existed in society about witches and their evil performance. This was all linked in peoples everyday things like the weather which was often misconstrued as a sign or a portent off evil. Hence, the significance of the phrase "Fair is foul, and foul is fair," And also, "So fair and foul a day I have not seen." Macbeth returning from victory, in which he featured a hero, is confounded by the rain and storm. This turns out to be fore - taste of the ciaos to come. Supernatural powers will be seen to strongly influence the outcomes of the story and Macbeth's downfalls. Shakespeare uses history to form the basis of his story and alters it to increase the dramatic effect. The appearance of the witches reflects history's fear of supernatural powers - yet Macbeth far from being horrified says:- "What are there so weird and wonderful in their alive." He appears interested and intrigued in what they say. The audience in Shakespeare's day would have been terrified - especially when they see how Macbeth responds and how he truly does become King as the witches predict. As a playwright, he captured his audience through exploitation of the power of evil. The witches astound both audience and character with their address "Hail Thane of

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes the character of macbeth in william shakespeare's play. he is influenced by supernatural powers and manipulative.
  • Opines that the rain and storm is a fore - taste of the storm.
  • Describes the good and bad aspects of meeting macbeth on the heath.
  • Opines that he is one of the most vivid memories, and we can see him in the same.
  • Opines that duncan, and better yet, would he have had a future as king at all? if you refer back to the text, the witches appear.
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