MACBETH BY SHAKESPEARE // SUMMARY - CHARACTERS, SETTING & THEME
Macbeth sends ruffians to fix the problem. They kill Banquo but his son escapes.
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They gather in Birnam Wood and order everyone to cut down branches and use them to disguise their presence and number as they proceed across the field to Dunsinane, thus fulfilling the prophecy that Birnam Wood will move against Dunsinane. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
The battle commences. The castle is lost, but Macbeth fights on, believing that he can not be killed because all men are of women born.
The battle ends. Thoughts: Reading the original play seemed a bit daunting, so I made it easier by reading four versions of Macbeth. The first is a classic, although new to me.
Charles and Mary Lamb wrote a book called Tales from Shakespeare , published in They are short retellings of many plays. To a modern reader, the language of the Lambs seems archaic, but not as archaic as Shakespeare.
The Lamb version provided a quick overview of the story. The other three books, I read concurrently, one scene at a time.
I started with the Picture This! Shakespeare version of Macbeth , a graphic novel. Appeal: Macbeth is a timeless tale of political intrigue interspersed with witches and battle scenes to entertain all of us who like our stories with a dash of adventure. What a good system for working through the play!
I have a very, very hard time with Shakespeare, but I think reading the play along with a more narrative version might work well for me. Sometimes I do get lost reading the originals, and a familiarity with the story going in would definitely help. What Are You Reading? Joy's Book Blog.
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Sorry about that Lilia. Do you have to read it for a class?
That often makes literature harder to like than it needs to be. Your email address will not be published.
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I was actually in a version of Macbeth in school and have always meant to read it again! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.