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    The Kingly Graces

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    his own or else his title is vain” (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion). After reading Shakespeare’s Macbeth, readers learn about multiple different male characters that would bring a different perspective to the idea of being king. Out of Macbeth, Malcolm, Duncan, and Macduff, Macduff would make the best king. This statement can be proven with a comparison of which of the twelve kingly graces each character possesses: justice, verity, temperance, stability, bounty, perseverance, mercy, lowliness, loyalty

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    Macbeth

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    History is made up of many time periods, many of these periods had a certain norm, and a way of thinking that was accepted and adopted by the majority of the people. In the Elizabethan/Jacobean time period the notion accepted and in place at the time was that of a great chain of being. This notion in which God is at the top, then comes the planets, the angels, human kind and finally the animal kingdom. In fact, it was based on psalm 8 and placed God, the all-powerful being, on the uppermost

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    A warrior named Macbeth is given three prophecies from three witches, and one of the prophecies he received is that he will soon become the King of Scotland. When Macbeth hears that and his ambitious nature lead him to killing King Duncan and taking the throne from him. Macbeth is a gutsy warrior, he is also the honorary Thane of Glamis and later on gets rewarded to be the Thane of Cawdor. Banquo is a brave and sharp warrior. Macbeth and Banquo were the commanders of the Scottish army. Macduff is

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    Altering Reality

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    (Shakespeare 310; Act I Scene IV ll 14-21). Shakespeare’s Duncan is well-respected and a rightful king, while history’s Duncan is not. Duncan I, grandson of Malcolm II, is, by the hand of Malcolm II, made king of Scotland in violation of the system of succession. Upon Malcolm’s death Duncan takes the throne (“Duncan”). While ruling over Scotland, Duncan is a very malicious king, using military force to prove his authority over those below him. He also causes many loses in battle due to his poorly planned

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    story begins as the granddaughter of Kenneth III of Scotland, who was the King of Scotland from 997 to 1005 AD (Booth). He was able to claim the throne based on his relation to his father, Duff of Scotland, and grandfather, Malcolm I of Scotland. Kenneth MacAlpin united the Scots and Picts by becoming king and creating a Law of Tanistry that stated the Kings of Scotland would marry the Pictish princesses, which Lady Gruoch was, that owned land in Scotland since the first-born daughters were to inherit

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    Lady Macbeth's Ambition

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    The distinguished William Shakespeare, wrote a play titled The Tragedy of Macbeth, which took place in Scotland. In the story, the main character Macbeth, a blood-thirsty and power hungry king, suffers the consequences for doing devastating events to fulfill his aspiration for power. The essential theme is the ambition of characters that is shown throughout various actions in the play. In the beginning, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s characteristics are determination and ambition. One can see from Macbeth’s

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    Fortune In Macbeth

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    FORTUNE: PREDETERMINED AND UNCHANGEABLE? Shakespeare is a poet, playwright and actor. Macbeth is one of his most famous plays out of way thirty-eight plays. Macbeth is based a true story. There was an actual king named Macbeth in Scotland. The story is takes place in Scotland and England, sometime in the middle of the eleventh century. Macbeth is a dark play. Shakespeare cleverly exposes the weaknesses of humanity. Three of the weakness that Shakespeare deals with in the play are dishonesty, lust

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    Betrayal In Macbeth

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    it is still considered as a betrayal. Macduff says to Malcolm: ‘I think our country sinks beneath the yoke ;( 45) It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash is added to her wounds.’ [Act 4 Scene III 45-7] The suggestion here is that Macduff is willing to heal Scotland’s wounds that Macbeth added. He also realizes that Scotland won’t be saved unless Malcolm to be the king instead of Macbeth. Thus, Macduff betrays Macbeth by encouraging Malcolm to replace Macbeth. Even though Macduff does this for

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    The Essential Macduff in Macbeth Like in all (or most) Shakespeare plays, there is always a hero that overcomes evil supernatural forces. Macduff is this essential character in this play. His loyalty and patriotism to his dear country, Scotland, is more exceeding unlike the likes of the other Scottish nobles, Macduff was devastated by the murder of his dear king, and he also somewhat sacrifices his family for his country. These three transactions add up to one hell of an admirable hero. Conflict

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    fit Aristotle's concept of a tragedy Regarded as Shakespeare’s shortest and bloodiest tragedies, Macbeth is the story of how a fearsome warrior, Macbeth, rises to the top and becomes King of Scotland only to fall from grace and lose everything he had in the process. The story is based in medieval Scotland, loosely based on an ex-Scottish King by the same name. The play is considered a tragedy because of the elements it posses; a hero who rises to the top then because of his flaws has a tragic downfall

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