I would say that Shakespeare's drama does offer excitement and action, but not in the traditional sense. It is not swashbuckling or sensationalist. Yet, I think that the action and the excitement resides in the corruptibility of human beings. There is a level of excitement in the action of watching Macbeth plunge into unspeakable levels of depravity. His lack of remorse in this process is a part of this action, and helps to enhance the viewer's shock, where excitement lies. Macbeth is a character where a definite study in how human beings can become motivated by irrational forces. His desire to appropriate the world in accordance to his own subjectivity is a part of this excitement. I think that "excitement" in this sense can be defined by the triggering of a reflection within the reader and audience. It is here where I think that there is action in the drama. There is violence in the drama and there is confrontation, where excitement is present. Yet, I think that the real action and excitement lies in a moral and internally subjective manner in which the reader is able to engage in a reflective process in seeing Macbeth and wondering how his/ her own life possess parallels or points of divergence.