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Published: 1606
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,285 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 93
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 79,512 6295
Genre: Drama

An account of a regicide and its aftermath.

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The worthy Thane of Ross.

What a haste looks through his eyes! So should he look
That seems to speak things strange.

[Enter Ross.]

God save the King!

Whence cam'st thou, worthy thane?

From Fife, great king;
Where the Norweyan banners flout the sky
And fan our people cold.
Norway himself, with terrible numbers,
Assisted by that most disloyal traitor
The Thane of Cawdor, began a dismal conflict;
Till that Bellona's bridegroom, lapp'd in proof,
Confronted him with self-comparisons,
Point against point rebellious, arm 'gainst arm,
Curbing his lavish spirit: and, to conclude,
The victory fell on us.

Great happiness!

That now
Sweno, the Norways' king, craves composition;
Nor would we deign him burial of his men
Till he disbursed, at


Average Rating of 3.8 from 4 reviews: ****

No literary work - not Hamlet, Lear, Divine Comedy, Don Quixote, Iliad, Faust, Aeneid - can match the fusion of feelings, emotions and suspense that this magnificent piece has. She is not only perfect in terms of rhythm, language and characterization, but also contains layers and layers of philosophy and psychology of the human condition, add it to the charm of Lady Macbeth would be enough to topple Crime and Punishment as best psychological work, there is also a spectacle of wonderful scenes in the end, though sad, and the end is only the wonder of Shakespeare's art, as something written 400 years ago continues to be so wonderful and splendid.


The play has no depth other than the ridiculous interpretations that other force upon it. It does make uses of many dated metaphors, that to the simpleton makes it appear deep. To short to allow for the development of plot or characters, which given that it is a play is reasonable, but that does not excuse it when people read it as a novel (which they shouldn't). Keep is mind that the play's primary audience was simple minded presents.


A must-read classic. At last, Macbeth died, but, he wasn't coward and died bravely.

Nishant Ratlia

The drama is full of tragic scenes, it attracts you on the entry of the witches itself.

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