Explore How Disturbed Characters Are Portrayed in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Browning’s Laboratory

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A dictionary’s definition of disturbed is: emotionally upset, troubled or maladjusted. There are many disturbed characters in stories, books, songs, poems, films and plays. An example of a song with a disturbed character is Disturbia by Rihanna. People like disturbed characters because they find them fascinating how their mind works; and what causes them to behave strangely. Macbeth is a play written by Shakespeare. It is about a man called Macbeth who wants to become king. Also his wife wants him to become king as she wants more authority. The laboratory is about a guy who cheated on a woman. Then the women try’s to get revenge bye poisoning the man’s new lover. Macbeth was written sometime between 1603 -1606. However it was set hundreds of years in the past. This is because Shakespeare was trying to show the issues at his time such as: The relationship between cruelty and masculinity, The Corrupting Power of Unchecked Ambition and The Difference between Kingship and Tyranny. As king James 1 was the king of Scotland and England he has based the play with him in mind and in Scotland. Shakespeare needed to please the king as he needed sponsorship to play his plays. We know this as in the play Shakespeare has used witchcraft and supernatural forces of evil. This is what really interested James as he wrote his own book on demonology. Also he believed in the divine rights of kings. This is shown because Macbeth kills the king therefore he was punished for it. Additionally Shakespeare compliments his ancestor Banquo, to be a hero in the play. In the play Macbeth William Shakespeare presents Macbeth as being disturbed, he does this by using a monologue. You can see this from the quote, “Is this a dagger I see before me, the handle towards my hand… I have thee not, and yet I see this still.” This quote shows us Macbeth is going insane because he is having

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