Analysis Of Macbeth

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The play Macbeth was wrote by William Shakespeare in 1606. The play Macbeth was a myth though in the time of Shakespeare there was a king Duncan and his successor was a Scottish noble man by the name of Macbeth but people are positive that nothing else was true.
The first scene of the play is very short but gives us a good impression on the play. Instead of Shakespeare starting the play showing Macbeth we firstly see the three weird looking witches who introduce us to a dark and evil story line. The opening line, ‘when shall we meet again in thunder lightening or rain’ It trys to draw our attention to witchcraft. In Shakespeare time witchcraft was a great enemy and everyone became captivated by these suspicious witches. In Shakespeare time there was such thing as a ‘witch hunt’ when many people were accused of being witches, the witches were stereo typed as being dark, evil, powers, dress in black and can make things float. In Shakespeare time if you were assumed of being a witch you would be tied up tightly and thrown into the river. If you sunk then you were innocent and if you floated you were a witch. In witches soliloquy there use of language and thinking aloud shows us the witches are bad but powerful.
So far in the play we can see that Lady Macbeth (Macbeth’s wife) is controlling and a bit mad. Macbeth is planning to kill King Duncan but keeps being indecisive weather to or not. We no that Macbeth needs a lot of persuading by lady Macbeth to kill king Duncan but the three witches also took a part in it because if it was not for them he would have never told lady Macbeth about it. Lady Macbeth called Macbeth a coward which was an insult because Macbeth was a brave warrior, and also told him that he was too full of the milk of kindness.
In Lady Macbeths soliloquy she is saying ‘un-sex me’, by this she means take out my feminine side. By lady Macbeth saying this she is trying to say that men are stronger, powerful and brave and she doesn’t want to be referred to as ‘woman’.
Another important line in the play is when the witches say ‘fair is foul and foul is fair’ and this is the witches giving us a warning that things are not what they appear to be, and telling us not everyone can be trusted and this adds to what we think is going to happen to Macbeth. In Macbeth the witches lines are short and full of deep dark secrets witch trys to put in tension and excitement. The witches lines are like a chant as Shakespeare had to show us all the evilness and witchcraft in the play.
All the language Shakespeare used is introducing us into a dark play about murder death and success. The first scene in the play is really short but tells us that there will be more of the witches as the play goes on. Lady Macbeth’s character is seen as a woman who is strong and she can see her husband’s strengths and weaknesses. She fills herself with the power of darkness for Macbeth’s sake to bring out his confidence. She is seen as quite simple but Macbeth is...

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