Macbeth by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Apr 14, 2024

This play by Shakespeare is a drama that views the destiny of Macbeth as he slowly marches into a pit of chaos. The play begins with three witches foretelling some of Macbeth’s fate. Realizing and worrying about his future, he becomes irritable, cautious, and destructive to those he perceives as threatening his bright future as a leader. He kills many to reach this goal, eventually being killed himself for such ambitions. 

Much of this play’s entertainment comes from the unique blend of techniques Shakespeare uses throughout the play. These include character interactions, literary devices, and plot structure. I found the book variation of this story hard to follow along, particularly since I grasp more of the story when I can have an easily understandable sense of the environment. This is why I found the book less engaging than a movie or live-play variation of this story. However, the book format may resonate more with some more than it did for me. I rate this book a four out of five for the reasons mentioned above.

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