McBeth and His Flaws

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He began by writing comedies such as The Comedy of Errors and Love’s Labors lost, and continued by writing plays based on English history and tragedies. One of his most famous tragedies, written in 1605, was Macbeth. Shakespeare’s Macbeth reveals the universal themes of death, of ambition, and of guilt. Shakespeare reveals the theme of death in his tragedy, Macbeth. At the end of the first Act, Lady Macbeth expresses her desire to become completely numb to the pain and suffering of others so that she may have the will to participate in the murder of King Duncan. She says to herself, “…fill me to the toe topfull of direst cruelty! make thick my blood ; stop up the access and passage to remorse…(Act one, scene five)” Macbeth recklessly kills Duncan between the first and second scenes in Act two. In the third Act, Macbeth hires three men to murder his former companion, Banquo, and his son; though they only succeed in killing Banq Continue...


The final murder of the play is ironically of Macbeth. Many innocent people are killed throughout the play until the antagonist is eliminated. But after some careful thought he motivates himself to take hold of the crown. Macbeth deals with his guilt through several different hallucinations and Lady Macbeth simply ends her life when the stress is t!oo much to bear. They are all considered to be universal themes because not only did they apply to situations in Shakespeare's lifetime, but they also occur today. Macbeth eventually becomes so intent on gaining the crown and eventually becoming king that he returns to the witches for more information about what he hopes to be his prolonged royal destiny. These hallucinations show signs of a guilty conscience. Later, the same three murderers are hired to ki!ll the family of Macduff. After the murder of King Duncan tin the second Act, Macbeth appears to be extremely frightened and fearful of what might happen to him. After the murderers have succeeded in their task, Macbeth imagines that he sees the ghost of Banquo. Shakespeare's Macbeth reveals the theme of guilt. He imagines that he hears a voice saying "Glamis hath murdered sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more: Macbeth shall sleep no more! (Act two, scene two) While the three hired murderers are hunting down Banquo, Macbeth has a feast for all of his friends. and common knowledge and ask jeeves with question typed where can i find history of shakespear.