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Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is a play that tells the story of a Scottish general named Macbeth, who kills the King of Scotland after three witches tell him he is destined to become king of Scotland. Ruled by fear of losing t... More »

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"Macbeth" is considered a tragedy because of the dark themes that the Shakespearean play explores. Greed, lies, betrayal and murder all occur in the story and serve to tear a family, and consequently an entire kingdom, a... More »

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Macbeth is killed by Macduff in William Shakespeare's play, "The Tragedy of Macbeth." The tragic death of the story's protagonist is foretold by the witches, who warns Macbeth to be wary of Macduff. More »

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The three witches predicted that Macbeth would become King of Scotland. Macbeth becomes obsessed with this fate, and under the influence of his power-hungry wife, Lady Macbeth, he speeds up his fate by murdering the king... More »

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Though it is impossible to say exactly why William Shakespeare wrote "Macbeth," the political and historical context of the play gives scholars major clues. "Macbeth" serves as a cautionary tale for those who would threa... More »

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At the end of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth commits suicide, Macduff kills Macbeth and Malcolm is hailed King of Scotland. Throughout the 11 scenes in Act V, Macbeth and his wife show that their sanity has been compromised while... More »

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In William Shakespeare's play "Macbeth," Hecate wants the witches to concoct magical spells and charms and to convene in hell for the next coming of Macbeth. Hecate chastises the three witches for neglecting to include h... More »

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