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Macbeth
(Book)

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Published:
Signet, 1987
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Book
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paperback (mm)
Status:
Crofton Library - Nonfiction
822.33 S
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Macbeth comes out as one of William Shakespeares darkest and murkiest plays, most likely as a result of being written during one of Shakespeares darkest times in his own life. This play strays away from the more common Shakespearean formula that contains a hero and his demise resulting from a specific tragic flaw. In MacBeth, the title character is not a hero, but rather a villian. MacBeth murders the king of Scotland to bring truth to a prophecy given to him by three witches (the famous toil and trouble sisters). After assuming the throne, MacBeth returns to the witches and requests to hear the circumstances of his own death. The witches tell MacBeth he cannot be killed by any man of woman born. Under a false assumption of near immortality, MacBeth relaxes his gaurd and perhaps displays his own tragic flaw of over confidence. Focusing on the power corrupt and merciless villain MacBeth and his dastardly and influential wife Lady MacBeth, this play works as a twisted look into a mind poisioned with greed and hate. Though pessimistic and disturbing, this play must not be dismissed. It contains some of the most poetic language and beautiful lines ever to be written. It is no mystery that MacBeth stands as one of the most quoted works in literature. It is however a mystery that Shakespeare could create something so magnificient in a period when he saw life as ...a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Get this book, and have a good read! Then get more Shakespeare from the same series: you wont be sorry.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Shakespeare, W. Macbeth. Signet, 1987.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Macbeth. Signet, 1987.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Macbeth. Signet, 1987.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. Signet, 1987, Print.

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