Themes portrayed in Macbeth

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SURENAME1NameCourse InstructorCourse NameDateThemes of Macbeth: William ShakespeareThe tragedy of Macbeth, was a story of a well-known and praised war hero known asMacbeth. Macbeth was done in the setting of Scotland in the fifteenth century. It mainlyreflected the lifestyle and background of that century, showing the things that were affecting thesociety at that time. The paper is going to discuss the themes that William Shakespeare broughtout in his story The Tragedy of Macbeth. The discussion will include illustrations from thestory for a better understanding of the message he intended to convey. It will also helpunderstand the primary intention of the story and the impact it had to the community at themoment. The themes to be discussed are greed, power, guilt, fear and betrayal. Using thefollowing themes, it is easier to understand Shakespeares message to the society.He was a hero of Scotland and was praised all through including the king of Scotland.Due to his courage and brilliancy in the war, he was known as the Thane of Glamis. He is thenprophesied to by three witches who tell him that he will be named the Thane of Cawdor and laterbe the king of Scotland. Due to his desire to be a king, he murders a couple of people which atthe end led to his down fall.The first theme that was depicted from Shakespeares story is the subject of greedand power. Shakespeare showed this through the life of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in that, theSUR

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