How far is Lady Macbeth responsible for the murder of King Duncan?
Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He was known for “The Globe” a theatre where he would act out one of his plays. He is seen as one of the most distinguished playwright to have ever walked across the face of the earth. His poetry is read by people of a wide age of group. Shakespeare died in 1616 and was later buried in his home town. In his whole lifetime he wrote thirty seven plays and sonnets, they were fascinating plays on love, his best was said to be Romeo and Juliet.
Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most successful and powerful plays; a tragedy in which the audience is forced to question the potential for great evil which can exist within human beings. In Macbeth, Shakespeare views ambition and chaos, light and dark, order and evil. We learn from the play of the downfall of a general who has no enemies at the beginning of the play but manages to bring fate upon himself. In act one scene two, we see Macbeth as a general of the kings army who is described as the noble warrior. He is accompanied by Banquo, a loyal and honourable Scottish noblemen is an impressive warrior in the king’s army and Macbeth’s friend. Banquo is with Macbeth when he first meets the witches, although they each react differently to what the witches have to say,
“All hail Macbeth, hail to thee of Ghlamis.
“All hail Macbeth hail to thee of Cawdor.
All hail Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter.”
Macbeth is shocked and surprised as he knows that the Thane of Crawdor lives a prosperous life. The witches play upon Macbeth’s weakness of one day becoming King, but this is not seen until later in the play. The witches are the physical embodiment of evil in the play like the serpent in the Garden of Eden, they represent temptation. They predict that Banquo will father a line of rulers although he will not be one himself, and that he will be’ lesser than Macbeth, and greater than, Macbeth seems...