William Shakespeare 's ' Macbeth '

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Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is one of the most influential dramas of the 16th century. Macbeth is about a Scottish guard, Macbeth, who rose to kingship after hearing a prophecy by three witches. Macbeth was centered on King Macbeth of Scotland (reigned 1040-1057), although King Macbeth was the structure of Shakespeare’s drama, Shakespeare wrote in his own situations to deepen the storyline and make a better plot. Overcome with ambition, Macbeth kills the king, Duncan, and his best friend, Banquo, and anyone else who threatens or stands in the way of him becoming king. Fate is another major theme in the drama, considering Macbeth is influenced to crave the king’s position, even more than he already did, by the Weird Sisters revealing the prophecy. Shakespeare was an iconic writer and used much of his resources around him to write Macbeth, which has William Shakespeare is author to many dramas that are a big influence in today’s society. Shakespeare’s exact birthday is unknown, his birthday is often assumed to be April 23, 1516. On November 28, 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, they soon had three children (one of which died at 11 years old). Often known as the “English national poet”, Shakespeare started his career writing histories (plays based on historic events), then wrote comedies that soon transformed into tragedies (mainly focusing on the flaws in society). Shakespeare was first mentioned in “the literary world of London” (not praising him for his brilliance in the field, but rather insulting him by using sarcasm) by another dramatist, Robert Greene: “There is an upset crow, beautiful with our feathers, that with his Tygers heart wrapped in a Players hide supposes he is as well able to bombast out a blank vers... ... middle of paper ... ...more, he is yet again so entranced by what they tell him that he loses sight of what they are really telling him. According to Merriam-Webster fate is “the will or principle or determining cause by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do.” Although ambition was a theme that was present even before the opening scene, fate immediately becomes present in the opening scene when the Weird Sisters reveal their prophecy. Macbeth doesn’t realize that the Weird Sisters may not be giving him predictions (for their own selfish needs), but instead believes that everything they say is definite (Nelson). Some say William Shakespeare was ahead of his time when he wrote his world famous tragedies, like Macbeth, because he explored and opened the public 's eyes to the flaws in society and we still have some of those flaws today.
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