Macbeth, the False Flower
Cursed, Fate, or His Own Free Will?
Shakespeare, a True Playwright
"The Weird Sisters"
Throughout the play, Macbeth, the witches are viewed as significantly important because of their prophecies which greatly affect Macbeth. When Macbeth and Banquo first encounter these "weird sister" they tell Banquo that he "...shalt get kings, though thou be none" (Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 3). Because the witches said this, Macbeth viewed this as a threat and his inhibitions convinced him to murder both Banquo and Banquo's son. This action drives Macbeth further from insecurity to arrogance.
Shakespeare uses many different forms of analogies that emphasize the meaning of each scene and character. In order to show the extraordinary change in Lady Macbeth, Shakespeare has her tell Macbeth his face "is as a book where men May read strange matters" (Shakespeare Act 1 Scene 5). Without this the readers would not be able to understand how Lady Macbeth is a dynamic character who changed from an evil genius to an insane queen.
Through words and actions the readers of Shakespeare's Macbeth, know things that the characters do not. This is called dramatic irony. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony to add intensity to the play. In Macbeth Banquo tells Macbeth he is going for a ride Macbeth then says “Fail not our feast” (Shakespeare Act 3 Scene 1). Although to Banquo this seems to be only a kind gesture, it is really dramatic irony because Macbeth is plotting to have Banquo murdered before dinner.
"The Weird Sisters"
Macbeth, the Fly?
Aesop's Fable: The Flies and the Honey-Pot
A number of flies were attracted to a jar of honey which had been
overturned in a housekeeper's room, and placing their feet in it, ate
greedily. Their feet, however, became so smeared with the honey that
they could not use their wings, nor release themselves, and were
Who bowed willingly before his king's throne
His wife then created a master plan
That which came at the cost of blood and bone
He traveled much further into despair
He thought his own friend was an evil threat
Full of fear he killed Banquo with no cares
The murder did not make Macbeth upset
He carried on doing his evil deeds
Singing happily of murder and woe
Completely overcome by his own greed
Happiness he would never again know
Macbeth was the cause of his own demise
He realized this when he closed his eyes