Returning home from battle, Scottish warrior and nobleman Macbeth encounters three witches, seeking to deliver a prophecy. They tell him that he will ascend in rank, and ultimately become king of Scotland. As the witches' visions begin to become true, Macbeth yearns for the throne. Yet Macbeth's ambition is nothing compared to his wife, who hatches a plan to murder King Duncan and hasten her husband's rise to power. The body count continues to rise as Macbeth destroys everyone and everything around him in an increasingly desperate bid for the glory of the throne.
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Overall, an outstanding play. If you're a fan of tragedies and Shakespeare, I highly suggest this play to you.
I find it amazing how many motifs, imagery, personification, and metaphorical phrases are used in this play. Shakespeare really demonstrates his clever uses of motifs throughout the play. If you read this play, I recommend that you pay close attention to rhyming couplets. They tend to have a history with witchcraft in the 17th century, which is a key theme in this play.
Anyways, I extremely enjoyed this play, and I highly suggest reading it.
This book was horrible
I like the attention they give to formatting, such as with the scene titles, although the indents on line wraps are too small (which can be eliminated with a smaller font).
Oddly, search results are incomplete. For example, a search for "come what come may" or "roughest" returns no result, although in Act I Scene III we find, "Come what come may, Time and the hour runs through the roughest day."