Macbeth and the Tragedy Element

4 April 2015
An analysis of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and how it differs from other Shakespearean tragedies.

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedies. This paper highlights the difference of this play to some of his other famous plays. The play is very short compared to other plays. Shakespeare uses the play to mimic contemporary issues that were of concern in his time. But unlike some Shakespearean plays, Macbeth is a hero and also a villain. This paper takes a look at these issues.
“Macbeth is based on the life of the king of Scotland. Macbeth was the governor of Moray and killed a man named Duncan in 1040 in a fight. Macbeth was probably of royal blood. Macbeth’s wife was a royal she was the granddaughter of Kenneth III. Kenneth III was overthrown by one of Duncan’s ancestors. Macbeth was eventually defeated in 1054. A man named Malcom killed Macbeth in a fight and sat on the throne as Macolm III. It has been said that Shakespeare probably adapted the story from versions told by Raphael Holinshed and Hector Boece (Macbeth). ”
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