Macbeth Give a detailed explanaion of the play. Give deatials ofhow the dowfall of Macbeth was assisted by his wife and his and her desire for greed and if he was responsible for his own actions.

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Many plays are interesting but one important play is mostly all about controversy and murder. This piece of writing is one of THE most controversial pieces of writing in English Literature to date. This play is 'Macbeth' which was written by William Shakespeare. Macbeth tells the story of Macbeth, Thane of Glamis who is persuaded by his wife to a certain extent to kill the king of Scotland. The play finally escalates into my favourite scene where Macbeth gets a surprise. I do not feel sorry for Macbeth, as he is responsible for his own actions and does not need to listen to his wife and do what she says.

At the start of the play, Macbeth is in a battle with the Norwegian army. The lords' opinion of Macbeth is that they think he is a ruthless and an honourable man. It is shown the Lords think he is an honourable man in Act 1 scene 2, line 69 "What he hath lost honourable Macbeth hath won."

This is shown he is honourable by killing the traitor, the Thane of Cawdor. Another quote is in line 16 "For brave Macbeth - well he deserves that name - disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel which smoked with bloody execution, like valour's minion carv'd out his passage." This quote shows he is ruthless and brave by going into battle and killing a lot of soldiers from the Norwegian army.

Next, Macbeth and his best friend Banquo, meet up with three witches who prophesise their futures. The witches prophesise that Macbeth, who was then the Thane of Glamis, would turn out to be the Thane of Cawdor and then become king. The quote which supports these statements are in Act 1, Scene 3, lines 48-50. "All hail Macbeth hail to...