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What Ways is Macbeth Dramatic?

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In What Ways is the First Act of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" Dramatic? Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth' is set in Scotland during the rule of King Duncan. Macbeth has fought his way up the ranks of the army to become one of Duncan's most trusted Lords - Thane of Glamis. An encounter with three witches puts wickedness into the heart of an otherwise noble and loyal Macbeth. 'Macbeth' was written in a period when there was a high interest in witchcraft and the supernatural. People were confused and scared by the supernatural. In act 1, scene 1, a scene of three witches confronts us. The first question that comes to mind is: why are there three witches at the battlefield? Why they are there is not really known. The battlefield they are at is full of "thunder and lightning". ...read more.


The Thane of Cawdor lives," . "... call thee Thane of Cawdor:" Also, They tell him none of woman born can kill him, thus making him feel in-stoppable. "The power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth." In the end they basically plant the seed of ambition for Macbeth's evilly committed crimes. Lady Macbeth is a huge factor in Macbeth's evil acts. For instance, she is the one who really starts him off to killing. She pushes him for her satisfaction of being queen. "And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full...". In addition to this she constantly questions his manhood making him feel bad if he doesn't commit this act. "They have made themselves, and that their fitness now does unmake you.". Lastly, she makes up an entire plan for Macbeth to kill Duncan. ...read more.


As said in her famous soliloquy, "I fear...is too full'o the milk of human kindness, to catch the nearest way,". For this reason, she influences him greatly into the prospect of murdering the king. The thought of becoming Queen pushes her and causes her to act outrageously. In conclusion, Macbeth did have three other forces that motivated him to commit his evil acts and bring a whole lot of chaos to Scotland. The three forces; the witches prophecies of him being king and planting the seed, his own ambition to be king and hold that title and Lady Macbeth's constant pushing and well thought of plans all added to his motivation of committing these many evil crimes. Although in the end Macbeth dies, his carnage and chaos still left a mess behind. All in all, Macbeth should be blamed for these acts, but without just one of these motivations wasn't there, then none of this would have worked Emile Mechail 11R ...read more.

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