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What is the book Macbeth really about? I am doing a project on Macbeth and I'd like to...

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bling-cutie | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 30, 2007 at 9:46 AM via web

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What is the book Macbeth really about?

I am doing a project on Macbeth and I'd like to know what it is about in my own words.

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alexb2 | eNotes Employee

Posted January 30, 2007 at 11:58 AM (Answer #1)

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In your own words? Well, you may need to figure that out for yourself :)

You can read the text of the play right here on eNotes, then you can take a look at the summaries, which will help you to understand the action. If your teacher asks for something "in your own words" there is no substitute for that.

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revolution | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted August 25, 2009 at 7:12 PM (Answer #2)

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In short, Macbeth is about a man quest for success, which he does it by underhand means by murder and killing people. He begins his reign racked with guilt and fear but later on, he becomes a tyrannical and totalitarian ruler, as he committed more murders to protect himself and save his throne. These bloodshed prove a breaking point as he become more cruel and outrageous to a point that it leads him to his death

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