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Macbeth by William Shakespeare
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it was amazing
bookshelves: shakespeare

I absolutely loved this play, though I can't say it's my favourite since I have a strong affinity for the comedies. Anyway, from line one with the witches to Malcolm's ending speech; the play was a perfect hodgepodge of horror, violence, and outrage. The only thing I'm particularly bitter about is Shakespeare's portrayal of the few women in the play. Of course the evil weyard sisters, whose few words initiated several overthrows of the Scottish crown. Then Lady Macbeth, who is just as guilty as Macbeth himself in the initial treachery to steal the thrown. At the start she was seen as the superior half of the relationship. Then whatever little dominance she showed was completely aborted by the time Macbeth reached the full extent of his tyranny and became, I suppose of her definition, "A Man". And then after her suicide I feel as if Macbeth really didn't hold her in such a high regard. I can't understand if Macbeth was really that indifferent to Lady Macbeth's death, or was if he was in a state of sorrowful resignation. I suppose because she's a minor character, Lady Macduff's few lines weren't very substantial into letting me see into her character, but she seemed shallow and self-involved. It was noble of her; however, to show defiance to the murderer, I just wish she hadn't run away screaming after her son died. I'm probably blowing things out of proportion because I recently read Genesis. -_- whichwaslol.

I can't blame Shakespeare, though. Rosalind and Celia in As You Like It were definitely women of intelligence and class, and before they went to Arden they also seemed like the only grounded characters amidst the jealousy and chaos the men were creating.
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Quotes Rosa Liked

William Shakespeare
“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

William Shakespeare
“Look like the innocent flower,
But be the serpent under it.”
William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Reading Progress

January 5, 2012 – Started Reading
January 5, 2012 – Shelved
January 9, 2012 –
page 26
January 12, 2012 –
page 34
January 14, 2012 –
page 70
January 15, 2012 – Finished Reading
March 1, 2012 – Shelved as: shakespeare

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