Why does MacBeth fall under existentialism?


Why does MacBeth fall under existentialism?

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The First Folio is the only printed textual source for Macbeth, and some scholars argue that the text is shortened in the First Folio. They also argue that Hecate and some of the First Witch's lines were not written by Shakespeare, and may actually have been written by Thomas Middleton.

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Macbeth as a play asks questions about the existence of free will versus predetermination. As a result, many scholars analyze Macbeth through the lens...

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Foreshadowing in Macbeth


Chapter 2 / Lesson 12

Shakespeare uses foreshadowing in Macbeth to create suspense throughout the play. Learn about the foreshadowing Shakespeare used, from the prophecies of the witches and Hecate and the apparitions prophecy to the Death of King Duncan and the fatal results of Macbeth's delayed understanding.

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