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When you hear the name William Shakespeare you usually think of elaborately written plays with a good main character and a bad minor character battling it out in the name of good and evil or even a tale of star crossed lovers but in the case of his play Macbeth none of those are completely true for the main character in the play is the evil one Macbeth is a twisted story where you learn many of the characters view points and you can almost see inside the head of evil Macbeth and the events that take place in part of his lifetime The story begins with Duncan the king of Scotland finding out that the thane of Cawdor had betrayed him and later hears of one of his noblemens Macbeth loyalty to the throne so declares him the new thane Meanwhile Macbeth and another nobleman Banquo meet three witches that give Macbeth three predictions That he will become the thane of Glamis the thane of Cawdor and then shall become king Since Macbeth already had the title of thane of Glamis passed down to him from his father and Ross tells him that he is the new thane of Cawdor Macbeth believes that all of the prophecies are coming true When Macbeth informs his wife Lady Macbeth of this she wishes to become queen so much that she presses Macbeth to plot and murder King Duncan while he sleeps in their castle After his murder Duncans sons fear a plot on the royal family and flee therefore making Macbeth the king of Scotland Throughout the rest of the play Macbeth is slowly overwhelmed by greed while Lady Macbeth slowly goes crazy from guilt and kills herself Finally in an upheaval of revenge for Macbeth killing his family another nobleman named Macduff kills Macbeth in a duel and Duncans son Malcom rightfully takes the throne The story of Macbeth elaborates and is based on four
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