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Packed with action and vivid portrayal of human relationships, Shakespeare's Macbeth traces the bloody climb to power and tragic ruin of a fate-plagued king. Count on "CliffNotes on Macbeth" to carry you through the rise and fall of a cast of characters that includes a cruel and ambitious warrior, his wicked wife, and a trio of witches who have wormed their way into audiences' hearts since William Shakespeare first presented their prophecies about 300 years ago.
Show your classmates and your grade-granting teacher that you're in the know with English literature. You can't miss with scene summaries, plot explorations, language simplification, and insights into the author's life and times. Other features that help you study includeA brief synopsis of the playA character map to help you see relationships among the charactersCritical essays on major themes and stage productionsAn interactive quiz to test your knowledgeEssay topics and practice projects
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