Book Review: Macbeth

By William Shakespeare 

5 Stars 

Macbeth by Shakespeare is a story about power struggle, the exploration of desires, and human nature. In the story, Macbeth, a hero who has saved the king from their enemies, is gradually bewildered by the desire to get more and more power and murders his king, Duncan, and many other victims. In the end, Macbeth was killed by Macduff, and Malcolm became the new king of Scotland.  



I really recommend everyone to take a few days to read this fantastic play, not because it’s a classic and famous play by Shakespeare, but also because of the profound topic which the author explores in it. In the story, the portrayal of how Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are gradually changed by the prophecy of being a king makes the readers feel a fateful sense. Moreover, when facing the same choice, other characters would have the same choice as the main characters, such as Banquo. He keeps his reason when allured by power, which contrasts with Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Moreover, the portrait of Lady Macbeth surprises me. She is a totally different character who is different from traditional ideas toward female characters; the idea of masculinity is also an important theme throughout the play that can’t be ignored. Macbeth is a wonderful play with profound themes, careful depiction of every character, and representative symbols. The change in Macbeth and Lady Macbeth makes rounds them out, and this brings the readers into the plot of the play, feeling immersed. 


Reviewed by Jean S. 

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