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The function and role of the witches in Macbeth

In the play of Macbeth the witches are regarded as immoral and unnatural in their behaviour. They play a huge part in Macbeth’s planning of becoming king. At the beginning of the play they are planning to meet Macbeth, “When shall we three meet again, In thunder lightning, or in rain. ” Disturbances in nature Read More

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The relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as presented in the stage production

First meet character of Macbeth as he is dramatically greeted by the three witches. He stands centre-stage, unmoving – allows one witch to prod him rather aggressively – emphasises his pre-occupation/distraction with the witches message. Banquo in contrast moves nervously about the stage, brandishing his sword recklessly. No sound at outset of scene – minor Read More

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How does Shakespeare portray women in “Macbeth”

This essay will observe and study William Shakespeare’s portrayal of women in “Macbeth”. In this essay I shall look at various scenes from the play Macbeth and use quotes to back up my evidence. This shall be neatly presented in a word document, and I hope to answer the question, “How does Shakespeare portray women Read More

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Macbeth – Act 1, Scene 5, Act 1, Scene 7 and Act 5, Scene 1

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford in 1564. He was one of eight children. The Shakespeare’s were well-respected prominent people. When William Shakespeare was about seven years old, he probably began attending the Stratford Grammar School with other boys of his social class. Students went to school year round attending school for nine hours a Read More

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Shakespeare’s dealing with women in his tragedies and comedies

Shakespeare creates heroines that have full characters, contrary to conventional writings that show women as sexual objects only. Shakespeare’s women are not only presented as sexual objects; his heroines have all kinds of human qualities like innocence, seductiveness, ambition, commitment, obedience, frustration, etc. Whether playfully resolved in the comedies or brutally exposed in the tragedies, Read More

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Character Study on Macbeth

Macbeth was a successful general, very noble and valiant to the king. Obeying his commands and following the routines of the king, he has achieved respect in the community for his bravery. He has a strong relationship with his wife and a bright outlook on life. He is very dedicated to his wife and would Read More

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Macbeth, Tragic Hero

‘Macbeth’ gives us a classic example of the literary definition of a ‘tragic hero’. The title character is a Thane, of high birth, and an influential leader whose decisions affect many others. He possesses a number of admirable qualities, among these honesty and conscience. Along with these positive attributes, he also possesses a fatal flaw, Read More