Name Professor Course Date Macbeth Macbeth by William Shakespeare is one of the popular plays in history for both performance and classroom study. It is a tragedy play on power deceit ambition and murder. The rise of Macbeth to the powerful position of King of Scotland is foretold by the Three Witches. They also foretell the descent of future kings from Banquo. Lady Macbeth is ambitious and nudges Macbeth who murders King Duncan to ascend into kingship. Consequently he sends people to kill Banquo and his sons. This was an attempt to defy the prophesy from the Three Witches though the attempt fails as he is killed by Macduff and Malcolm who was Duncan’s son ascends to the position of king. While the play is one of Shakespeare’s shortest plays it is quite intense in portraying human relationships and their nature. The most attractive villains in the story are Macbeth three witches. Through the use of the different literary devices the play is entertaining and at the same time educative to both the ancient society as well as the contemporary one. Works Cited Abdalla Laila. "Birthing Death: A Reconsideration of the Roles of Power Politics and the Domestic in Macbeth." Journal of the Wooden O Symposium vol. 14/15 2014/2015 pp. 1-20. EBSCOhost search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=123746198&site=ehost-live. Cauchi Francesca. "Compunctious Visitings": Conscience as Unequivocal Witness in Macbeth." Philological Quarterly vol. 94 no. 4 Fall2015 pp. 335-351. EBSCOhost search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=116141671&site=ehost-live. Clark Seth. "Confusion Now Hath Made His Masterpiece": (Re)Considering the Maddening of Macbeth." Journal of the Wooden O Symposium vol. 13 Jan. 2013 pp. 34-45. EBSCOhost search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=99147061&site=ehost-live. Shakespeare William. Macbeth: A Tragedy by William Shakespeare. Dublin: Folens 2001. Print. Wofford Susanne L. "Origin Stories of Fear and Tyranny: Blood and Dismemberment in Macbeth (With a Glance at the Oresteia)." Comparative Drama vol. 51 no. 4 Winter2017 pp. 506-527. EBSCOhost search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=127938204&site=ehost-live. [...]
Use 5 sources, own thesis with strong textual examples. Has to focus on: ONE PLAY or COMPARE 2 PLAYS. Plays that can be used: Macbeth, The Winter Tale, Hamlet or Cymbeline. Focus on a strong thesis that is supported by strong textual examples.