William Shakespeare's Macbeth
Macbeth is a 15th century Drama what was written by the famous William
Shakespeare, this one-of-a-kind artist is famous today for his use of
imagery that he uses in a different way in all of his plays. In the 59
years that William Shakespeare lived he wrote almost 40 plays. Macbeth
is set around many different themes: Evil in the form of Lady Macbeth,
in which we begin to see pure deviousness. In Macbeth: the strong, but
cowardly warrior, we see such issues as guilt and conscience come to
life and eat Macbeth alive. With this Guilt that Macbeth holds on his
shoulders, it leads to one of the most crucial scenes of the play.
At the beginning of Act 1 Scene 5 lady Macbeth is reading the letter
that Macbeth has sent her, about the prophecies brought to him by the
three witches. The predictions that the witches have gave him, and
these are that Macbeth will be "Thane of Glamis", this Macbeth knows
he is. But when the three witches tell him that he will become "Thane
of Cawdor" and "King of Scotland", these predictions surprise Lady
Macbeth as well as Macbeth, as he knows when the prediction is made
the Thane aswell as the King are still alive. By the time the Letter
has been read by Lady Macbeth the thane of Cawdor has been executed on
accounts of high treason, and Macbeth is announced the new Thane as he
fought well at battle. So this is the second prediction that has come
true and she begins to think while reading about the third prediction
"King of Scotland."
Lady Macbeth's reaction to the letter is that something has to be
done, and she knows that the only way for Macbeth to become King is
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of the scene we can se a big difference as we can tell how adamant and
persistent he is on killing his friend and ruler.
The three witches set the start of the play if they hadn't of made the
3 prophecies for Macbeth, the witches only stated fact and lady
Macbeth helped to persuade him if she hadn't of persuaded him there
would have been no chance of King Duncan being murdered. Macbeth
require only a little bit persuasion as he is a born warrior, so
killing is one of his talents, as this is how he become the Thane of
Cawdor by being a strong warrior. So we know he was ready and could
kill, but all it was is that he didn't have a sufficient purpose to
kill him, maybe if the king had been more malicious towards him but
the kind so compassionate towards him, he kin of felt that King Duncan
was a fatherly figure.