Macbeth Book Review by Raheem Ahmad
Macbeth is a Shakespeare tragedy involving the inevitable fate of someone, Macbeth who challenges natural orders. He defeats enemies of King Duncan and later is greeted by the witches after the battle and declared Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and future king of Scotland. Macbeth’s reaction is surprising to his companion, Banquo because it reflects his own secret ambitions, wanting to become king. Duncan stays at Macbeth’s castle overnight. Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth encourages Macbeth to kill King Duncan. Later, Macbeth actually does kill Duncan and blames it on Duncan’s guards, who Macbeth also kills. After killing king Duncan and other people, Macbeth kills anyone who he sees as a rival. He also ends up killing Banquo but his son escapes. This confirms the prophecy of the witches that Banquo’s line would produce future kings. Macbeth is later isolated as all desert him even his wife, who was insane, dies. Macbeth confronts the opposing army safe in the knowledge that no man born of woman can kill him. When Macbeth fights, the latter tells Macbeth that he was born with what we call Cesarean. Macbeth knows his fate is sealed and is killed violently by Macduff. Duncan’s other son, Malcolm, becomes king and balance in the society is restored.
My Thoughts on the BookI would give this book 5 stars out of 5. The writing style Shakespeare uses is amazing in this play. He uses advanced vocabulary words like; apparition, beldam, disdain, etc. Also, Macbeth shows consequences of blind ambition, unchecked power, gender issues/topics, etc. I like the way he writes the wars and death scenes of the characters. The characters in the play Macbeth have their own unique personality. Macbeth is ambitious, Lady Macbeth is mentally unstable, Banquo is loyal, Duncan is trusting, and the Witches are spiteful.