Thursday, February 23, 2017

Book Review: Macbeth by William Shakespeare

I mean, this wasn't even on my radar to read this year, one day we were talking about Shakespeare at work and when I got home I couldn't get Macbeth out of my head so...I picked it up and read it.  And therefore let's do a quick review.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare


I'm pretty sure you all know about this Shakespeare tragedy but let's just do a quick recap.  So, this play begins with the witches and then the talk about war, letting us look into this world that is all about warfare and witchcraft.  And then we see Macbeth meeting with the witches and them telling him about his "future" and how he will eventually become king.  At first he isn't sure and doesn't believe them, but when the first prediction comes true, Macbeth talks to his wife and both ambitious about becoming king and queen start to plot the death of the current king.  What they don't realize is that once they start killing, it doesn't end and soon enough they both end up going crazy because of what they do.  Lady Macbeth, the most cruel at the beginning, towards the end finds she cannot wash the blood of her hands and the madness eventually kills her.

Macbeth ambition to be king and kill anyone in front of leads to the country revolting against him and them killing him.

It really doesn't matter how many times you read this play or how long ago you read it, you end up so wrapped up in the story line and trying to figure something else in it.

Loved it a million years ago and loved it now.  5 out 5 stars.