Biggest Influences By Shakespeare

Shakespeare: Creation of Macbeth

About Macbeth:

Macbeth is one of the most popular plays by William Shakespeare. In the story, Macbeth is granted a big tittle, Thane of Cawdor, by King Duncan. Before that happened, Macbeth was told by the three witches that he was going to become a king. Macbeth's wife, Lady Macbeth, told Macbeth to go kill King Duncan. Macbeth kills King Duncan, but blames everything on the guards. So no one would find out, he decides to kill them too. Macbeth is named king. After a while the people of Scotland become suspicious, they go ask Edward the Confessor about Macbeth and after finding out the truth they all decide to kill him. Unfortunately, Lady Macbeth dies of guilt, and later dies Macbeth.


Everyone interprets the play, Macbeth, differently. There are a couple basic themes, such as, human issues, love, ambition, and war. These all represent the play Macbeth. An important quote was once said by the witches, "Fair is foul and foul is fair." Which meant thing are not what they seem they are.

Macbeth Summary

To Understand Macbeth, There Are Basic Terms:


  • Soliloquy: Talking to yourself.
  • Foreshadowing: To indicate what happened before.
  • Paradox: A statement that is absurd, but could be true.
  • Dramatic Irony: A plot device where the reader knows more than the character.
  • Pun: A humorous use of a work or phrase.
  • Alliteration: A commencement of two or more stressed syllables.

The Truth in Fiction

In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare created characters upon already existing historical figures. In real life, there are:


King Duncan - In 1,034 until 1,040, King Duncan was a king who was a terrible leader.

King Macbeth - In 1,040 until 1,057, an ambitious King Macbeth, good leader, but was defeated.

Witches - In the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, witches were all supposed to be burned, because of religious reasons. If a random woman was thought my anyone that she was a witch she would be burned. These women were smart, people were afraid because these women could control King Macbeth and the people.

William Shakespeare Himself:

One of 8 children, William Shakespeare was an interesting man. John Shakespeare was the father and Mary Arden was his mother. John Shakespeare's main job was being a glove maker, while William's mother was a born-farmer. William Shakespeare got married at the age of 18 to Anne Hathaway. Anne Hathaway was 3-months pregnant when married.


No one knows what William Shakespeare did in the years of 1585-1592. Later, he started writing letters and plays. His first plays were Henry 6th Part 1,2, and 3. After death, only then, was when his plays were published.

The Motherland of Macbeth, Scotland:

If you were going on a trip to Scotland these are the three most interesting places to see!