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What makes Macbeth a worthwhile play to study for Year 11 High school students? ( Or...

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pacmaneatsghosts | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 18, 2011 at 4:51 PM via web

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What makes Macbeth a worthwhile play to study for Year 11 High school students? ( Or just anybody in general)

What makes Macbeth a worthwhile play to study for Year 11 High school students? ( Or just anybody in general)

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wshoe | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted October 19, 2011 at 12:54 AM (Answer #2)

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Macbeth shows what happens when a good person becomes consumed with ambition.  Macbeth is a respected thane when the play opens, but he risks everything to seek the crown of Scotland.  He is not content with a new honor he has been given and he is not loyal to King Duncan.  Macbeth allows himself to be persuaded by outside forces (the witches, his wife, King Duncan's slight) even though he is aware of the consequences that will ensue.  His experience is worth studying because it is revelant in modern society.  Students are able to relate to Macbeth's early desires and see how evil leads to more evil.

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