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The play “Macbeth” was written for James I (England) VI (Scotland) and performed in Hampton court palace in August 1606. Being written for a King James, Shakespeare had to write the play so the Macbeth would inevitably die so as not to anger the king. Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ was a new play but the story was old. Shakespeare found the idea for ‘Macbeth’ in ‘The History of Scotland’ by Raphael Holinshed. Shakespeare’s version of the story had many changes such as he had to make the story much more dramatic. In the true story the character of Banqou was an ally of Macbeth in the murder of King Duncan but that would have implied that king James was a descendent of the murderer of a king, in Shakespeare's time this was considered as the worst crime that could be committed and this was punishable by death. None of the fighting or murdering scenes where show in the play partly as not to anger king James with seeing the murder of Duncan, this would probably have had Shakespeare executed, and also because they had no money to buy props or materials for the play.
Shakespeare decided to include whiches in the play because many people including James where interested in which craft and the paranormal, King James thought he was a healer because he was the next in line down from God in the Elizabethan chain of being.
The next section is going to focus on the play 'Macbeth' and the changes to the character of Macbeth from the beginning of the play and the end.
At the beginning of the play the character of Macbeth is a very loyal person who is friend the Duncan king of Scotland. Macbeth fought bravely as part of Duncan's army. "For brave Macbeth will he deserves that name"
Upon Macbeth's return he comes across 3 whiches, which starts Macbeth's clime to power which will end in his defeat and death. The whiches tell Macbeth that he will become the Than of Cawdor and then soon after become king. "All hail, Macbeth! Hale to the than of Cawdor!"
"All hail, Macbeth that shalt be king here after"
Not long after the whiches reveal their predictions to Macbeth King Duncan appoints him Than of Cawdor. At this point in the play everyone respects and trusts him implicitly King Duncan nor anyone who knows Macbeth would believe that Macbeth could turn from a trusted member of Duncans army to a treasonous murderer. This trust is show throughout the play a long with Macbeth respect for Duncan "The heary of my wife with you approach so, humbly thus my leave" this sign of respect is show from Macbeth because he is requesting to leave the company of the king to tell his wife of Duncans approaching arrival.
By this time in the play Macbeth has told his with about the whiches and their vision of the future and about him being made Than of Cawdor soon after the whiches for sore it. Lady Macbeth then starts to plot the murder of King Duncan. At first Macbeth dose not believe that this is the right thing to do but his wife turns him around and the plot to Murder begins.
Macbeths wife goes ahead with her plan to Murder King Duncan with Macbeth still having doubt's about what they are doing. This shows Macbeth on the line between what he is at the beginning and what he becomes at the end of the play.
Macbeth's wife drugs the guards of King Duncan while Macbeth kill Duncan with daggers that will be planted on the drugged guards. "That memory the wonder of the brain a limbeck only, when in swinish sleep their drenched natures lie as in death." "The unguarded Duncan?"
After Macbeth and his wife had murdered Duncan, Macbeth starts to change in his personality and loyalties. Macbeth is appointed King and he isolates him self. He changes from the brave fighter he was under Duncan's rain of power. The brave fighter he was turned into a plotting, sneaky, villain who gets everyone else to do the works he would have done him self before he changed loyalties. Macbeth also pays spies in every rich home in Scotland to secure his power.
Macbeth then throughout the play continues to plot and scheme to remove
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