used the Holinsheds Chronicles as the historical source for most
of his plays, and for the plot of Macbeth. The Holinsheds
Chronicles was a book published in 1587(second edition) about
British history. The play Macbeth is not entirely historically
accurate. Shakespeare changed a lot of things in his play
the characters Macbeth, Duncan, Banquo, and the three weird
sisters. He changed the history of the play for many reasons, to
make a good entertaining story, political reasons, like pleasing
King James the first, and like in many of Shakespeare's plays he
wanted to convey that their is a divine right of kings, and to
usurp the throne is a crime against humanity.
Macbeth the character in the play Macbeth was very different from how he was portrayed. Like in many stories he was to be the Tragic Hero, brave, courageous, strong. So when Macbeth fought back against Mackdonwalds rebellion, they said show more content
In reality though, he was an accomplice in the murder of King Duncan, with Macbeth. King James the first had claimed he was an ancestor of Banquo, so of course Shakespeare could not portray Banquo as some evil murderer, that would not have pleased King James the first. You would think this would be hard to do for Shakespeare, considering that he believed so much in the divine right of kings, him knowing that Banquo was an accomplice and a murderer to a king, but not showing this in his play. That really shows what he will do to appeal to King James the first. Changing Banquo's character in the play also adds to the play making it more dramatic and interesting when good and pure Banquo is murdered, as opposed to Banquo the accomplice being murdered. It also shows Banquo as a wise voice of reason that warns Macbeth to resist evil, but Macbeth could not, again showing Macbeth as the Tragic
Other samples, services and questions:
When you use PaperHelp, you save one valuable — TIME
You can spend it for more important things than paper writing.