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GCSE English: Macbeth Coursework Fair is foul, and foul is fair' The assignment we our doing, is on the play Macbeth and was written by William Shakespeare in 1606. The play is a tragedy set in Scotland and tells the story of a noble warrior called Macbeth who meets three witches after a battle, and they tell him that he will become thane of Cawdor and soon after king. As the events of the play lead on to prove that what the witches have said is true, Macbeth soon becomes king. Macbeth can't seem to wait for all this to happen, and wants to be king now, so he kills the king, and slowly becomes evil, as does his wife who assists him. The main character in this play is Macbeth, who at the beginning of the play is a noble warrior. At the time Macbeth was written the people would have believed in the supernatural and the witches. The play would not have been thought unrealistic at the time; in fact it would have been quite realistic. Also a lot of people could accuse anyone of being a witch, and would do all sorts of tests to see if they were. ...read more.


Macbeth can't wait to tell his wife, so he sends a letter to her with all the details. When reading this letter Lady Macbeth has already decided that they should kill Duncan. After meeting with the witches, Macbeth soon gets news that he is the Thane of Cawdor, and thinks that if that is true, then he might become king after all. This affects Macbeth, because he can not decide whether to wait for reign to come, or kill Duncan like his wife wants. This puzzles Macbeth and confuses him. He can't make up his mind whether to believe the witches, or do what his wife wants. That isn't the only time Macbeth meets with the witches. When he is king and Banquo is dead he goes to see them again. This time the witches have prepared a cauldron full of spells for Macbeth, Macbeth is now very evil and has completely changed, which was after he met with the witches the first time. Macbeth now wants to see further in to the future, and asks the witches to show him because he worried. So the witches show Macbeth 3 apparitions. ...read more.


It's like she's casting a spell over herself. She asks to be unsexed and filled with direst cruelty; she asks to be without remorse. She wants the milk in her breasts to be replaced with gall. Even though Lady Macbeth has called forward these spirits to possess her, they cannot be seen. These are very evil words which are used in the play, which complement the super natural and show how important it really it is. The language in the play is very important for all the evil and super natural to come to life. Also if said differently it does not have quite the same effect. So you can see the importance of the supernatural is extremely important to the genre and story of the play, and without it, it would not be as good, and nothing would happen. The play would be pretty worthless and pointless. This is because all the main events are caused or influenced by the supernatural. Everything in the play only happens because of the supernatural, so you can see it is very important. Also at the time it was written the supernatural was a very serious matter, so it was critical for the play to include it, making it a success not only now but when it was written as well. Fair is foul, and foul is fair' By Ashley David Ashley David ...read more.

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