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In 1603, James VI of Scotland ascended the English throne, becoming James I of England. London was alive with an interest in all things Scottish, and Shakespeare turned to Scottish history for material. He found a spectacle of violence and stories of traitors advised by witches and wizards, echoing James’s belief in a connection between treason and witchcraft.In depicting a man who murders to become king, Macbeth teases us with huge questions. Is Macbeth tempted by fate, or by his or his wife’s ambition? Why does their success turn to ashes?Like other plays, Macbeth speaks to each generation. Its story was once seen as that of a hero who commits an evil act and pays an enormous price. Recently, it has been applied to nations that overreach themselves and to modern alienation. The line is blurred between Macbeth’s evil and his opponents’ good, and there are new attitudes toward both witchcraft and gender.
Hardcover, 154 pages
Published on October 1, 1997 by Harcourt School
ISBN-10: 0030522331
ISBN-13: 9780030522338
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  • funnybunny08
    funnybunny08Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 11:01 pm33 stars
    I have read Oliver Twist and it was quite good so I'm hoping this will be just as a thriller.
    • mmav
      mmavWednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5:08 pm55 stars
      i love this book it has two kind of terms like old english version and this english that we have
      • oriol29
        oriol29Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 10:11 am
        a nice story i enjoyed it
        • sarroura
          sarrouraMonday, January 23, 2012 at 7:50 am55 stars
          I had studied about it in English class, I really did enjoy it ,it was about a king his wife his old friend and its in Scotland.