Macbeth Essay | Shakespeare's Presentation of Lady Macbeth in Act I Scene V and Act V Scene I.

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Shakespeare's Presentation of Lady Macbeth in Act I Scene V and Act V Scene I.

Summary: At the beginning of Act I Scene v Lady Macbeth is presented to the audience reading a letter from her husband. This is her first monologue in the play and reveals her innermost thoughts. In this scene she is portrayed as very dominating and diabolical.
William Shakespeare wrote Macbeth in 1606, the play is otherwise known as the `cursed Scottish play' on account of numerous mishaps. It is believed that Macbeth was written for James VI of Scotland, but first performed before King James I. It was said the patron had a keen interest in witchcraft, which had become of great interest during this era. Witches were portrayed as hell raised demons that could cast nauseating spells; as a result hundreds of people were convicted as witches and were executed.

Shakespeare based his play on real historical figures. According to evidence Macbeth was born in 1005 and was the son of the great family which ruled Moray and Ross. Macbeth's real life story was confusing and violent, as his own cousins murdered his father.

Duncan, the king in real life was "ineffectual...

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