Tatiana Osdali Romero
MacBeth is one of the most popular plays written by William Shakespeare between 1606 and 1607. The play is based in obviously MacBeth’s life and his acts as a king. Macbeth was an ambitious man blinded by the power, at some point in the play he starts loosing his common sense and I think he drives himself crazy.
The play startswith the three witches that are discussing about when will they meet again with MacBeth.
In the next scene, the author introduces us to other characters and tells us how was the situation of Scotland. The situation was bad because the people in town weren’t happy with Macdonwald, the king; and tells us about a rebellion that was happening in which MacBeth took part. When Macbeth, and Banquomeet with the three witches, the witches tell them about three predictions:
* Macbeth would be the thane of Cawdor
* Macbeth would be king
* Banquo's sons would be king but he wouldn't
The predictions were coming true, so Macbeth starts having an ambitious for the power and for getting the crown. When he writes his wife about this, she gets excited and starts planning something toeliminate Duncan (who was the king of Scotland). When Duncan decides to stay at the Macbeths' castle at Inverness, Lady Macbeth hatches a plan to murder him and secure the throne for her husband.
The night that Duncan was murdered, Macbeth starts having visions about it and sees a bloody dagger. Lady Macbeth calms him down, but the next day Lennox, a Scottish nobleman, and Macduff, arrive. A porteropens the gate and Macbeth leads them to the king's chamber, where Macduff discovers Duncan's corpse. Macbeth gets scared so he kills his guards before they could protest their innocence; Macduff starts having suspicions about Macbeth. As the prophecy said, Macbeth became king of Scotland.
Macbeth never lost sight of what was happening, so he invited Banquo and his son Fleance to a royalbanquet. Macbeth hires two men to kill them, but something went wrong and they just killed Banquo. That night at the banquet Banquo's ghost enters and sits in Macbeth's place. Macbeth drives himself crazy because he was the only one that could see him so he decides to visit the witches once again.
When Macbeth visits the three witches, they gave him 3 more predictions. They conjure up three spiritswith three further warnings and prophecies: an armed head tells him to, "beware Macduff," a bloody child, that warns, "none of woman born, shall harm Macbeth," and a crowned child holding a tree, stating Macbeth will "never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him". Macbeth is informed that Macduff is in exile in England. Macbeth, believing that he issafe, puts to death everyone in Macduff's castle, including Macduff's wife and their young son.
Lady Macbeth starts feeling guilty. She sleepwalks and tries to wash imaginary blood from her hands, while speaking of the terrible things she knows she pressed her husband to do.
Ross informs Macduff that his castle was attacked and everyone was killed. Macduff gets very mad and he seeks for revengesupported by Malcolm and Siward.
Lady Macbeth can’t handle the guilt and she suicide.
Then the battle starts, but Macbeth thinks that he has no reason to fear Macduff, because any man born of woman couldn’t kill him. Macduff declares that he was "from his mother's womb and was not "of woman born", fulfilling the second prophecy. Macbeth realizes too late that he has misinterpreted thewitches' words and dies.
In my opinion, the play wasn’t very good, there were some things I didn’t like: on first place, there were some things that I couldn’t really understand because of the way it is written. And on second place I think it was disappointing.
On the play, there were two repetitive subjects: ambition and betrayal, and visions.
In my opinion, the play pointed out the human...