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William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays.Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he died three years later.
Hamlet and Macbeth
The purpose of this paper is to discuss two of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies,
Hamlet and Macbeth, to compare the themes, characters, and the
conclusion of each play, and to focus in particular upon the concept of evil as
it is treated by Shakespeare in each play. Each play primarily concerns the
downfall of a man who has the potential for greatness, but finds himself caught
in a web of evil woven by others. In the case of Macbeth, we have a man led by
greed, an uncontrollable appetite for power, and the urging of an insane wife,
who in the course of the play, turns...