Macbeth revolves around the story of a kinsman named Macbeth who meets three witches who conjure a prophecy, stating that Macbeth will become the King of Scotland. As the prophecy becomes reality Macbeth changes into a paranoid, power-hungry murderer, and commits many terrible acts in order to remain on the throne. Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's darkest stories, and is a tragic story of loss and betrayal.
THEMES IN MACBETH
Macbeth shows many different themes and emotions in the story, including power, ambition and superstition, and reveals the character battling between their own morals and desire for power. The characters ambition and desires get the better of them and it sees Lady Macbeth commit suicide and Macbeth to be killed for his violent actions.
QUOTES FROM MACBETH
"Fair is foul, and foul is fair". Macbeth Quote (Act I, Scene I)
"Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under 't." Macbeth Quote (Act I, Scene V)
"If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me". Macbeth Quote (Act I, Scene III)
. Lady Macbeth’s real name was Gruoch and Macbeth’s was Mac Bethad mac Findlaích.
. There are 17,121 words in Macbeth, which is eight fewer than Two Gentlemen Of Verona.
. Macbeth is the only play by Shakespeare that mentions a rhinoceros.