IJCH 2018 Vol.4(3): 71-76 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2018.4.3.124

Macbeth, the Real Devil

Zhang Tong, Tian Jianguo, and Wang Fangyuan
Abstract—As one of the four great tragedies of Shakespeare, Macbeth has always been the classic drama of Shakespeare. Macbeth, who changes himself from a heroic and respected general to a usurper, has caused people to think about his tragic fate. Lady Macbeth and the witch were always spurned and reviled for their seduction. However, it is impossible for Macbeth to be controlled by the witches and Lady Macbeth. His evil ambitions make himself the real devil, which is the primary factor of the tragedy. Lady Macbeth and witches are just scapegoats.

Index Terms—Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, witch, patriarchy.

The authors are with the Northwestern Polytechnical University, China (e-mail: 13201761015@163.com).

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Cite: Zhang Tong, Tian Jianguo, and Wang Fangyuan, "Macbeth, the Real Devil," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 71-76, 2018.

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