The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Tragedy of Macbeth

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<BLOCKQUOTE>I am in blood<BR>Stepped in so far, that, should I wade no more,<BR>Returning were as tedious as go o'er<P>-- Macbeth, in the midst of his villainies (Act 3, Sc. 4)</BLOCKQUOTE><P><I>Macbeth</I> (c. 1606) is Shakespeare's brief and intense study ofunbridled ambition. Three witches prophesize that the Scottish noblemanMacbeth will be King of Scotland. Yet, kindly King Duncan is alive andwell, and has two sons to rule after him. Lady Macbeth convinces herwaffling husband to kill Duncan and fulfill the prophecy. When thebloody deed is done, Duncan's sons are thought responsible, and Macbethis crowned king. However, the crown does not rest lightly on his head,for more deaths are required of Macbeth to shore up his throne, and bothMacbeths suffer madness-inducing dreams. The witches assure Macbeth thathe cannot be defeated, but their riddles prove deceptive and he falls inbattle to his enemies.
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  • Electronic book text
  • English
  • 0740809199
  • 9780740809194

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