Explore BrainMass

Macbeth and Human Nature

Shakespeare's Macbeth is often considered one of literature's greatest tragedies and is said to reveal much about human nature. Do you agree or disagree that the play conveys much about humanity or about the human experience? What, if anything, does the work suggest about human beings or society? Support your views with textual details and analysis.

In your response, address how Macbeth's subject matter, themes, form, or other literary elements might (or might not) be characteristic of tragedy. How do tragic qualities of the play contribute (or not) to the story's larger message(s)?

Solution Preview

Hi again! I'm sure you know by now that I'm more than thankful to have opportunities to help you out.

Macbeth is a classic. Macbeth is all about greed, power, and the slippery slope of immoral choices, thoughts and behavior. It is also on some level about madness, but that is not unique to the play (as you saw in my last post, using Hamlet as an example).

For the results and the direction ...

Solution Summary

The expert examines Macbeth and human nature.