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Macbeth Universal Truths Essay William Shakespeares plays are written with bold thought constant action and beautiful words The thing that I feel is most important about Shakespeares writing and Macbeth in particular is that there is much more meaning than there appears on the surface The words themselves are not what is important it is in the subtext where you find the real story After reading Macbeth I learned that Shakespeare says many things beneath the surface of his writing Some are subtle and some are not Shakespeare often implies universal truths through his work I have chosen three of these truths First people want what they cannot have Second people regret their actions Third people can be easily tricked or persuaded In Macbeth Shakespeare reminds us that man cannot always have what he wants There are many examples of this found in the text For example Macbeth wants the crown but inevitably he cant have it He pushes and pushes to become king but it obviously wasnt meant to be Another example from the text that reminds us that people cant have everything they want is found through Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to commit a murder so that she can have more power But Macbeth cannot do it In the end he does commit the murder but he then falls into a downward spiral of guilt I understand this all too well myself I am desperate for a television but I know that I cant have one Darn This also relates to society and people in general Most people want world peace but it seems beyond our grasp It would take 191 countries and 6200000000 people to reach an agreement and live in harmony We all want this but from a practical standpoint it is impossible Another thing that Shakespeare implies in his writing of Macbeth is that people regret their actions This was true for both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
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