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"Macbeth is pre-eminently the Drama of Conscience. It is the most wonderful history of temptation, in its various agency upon the human soul, that is to be found in the universal range of imaginative literature." From the series: Bloom's Shakespeare Through the Ages.
". . .Thomas Middleton has a play called The Witch, wherein are delineated with considerable skill the vulgar hags of old superstition, whose delight it was to "raise jars, jealousies, strifes, and heart-burning disagreements, like a thick scurf o'er life." Much question has been had whether this play or Macbeth was written first..." From the series: Bloom's Shakespeare Through the Ages
"Each text discussion contains sections on sources, characters, performance, themes, language, and critical history, helping students identify the different ways of approaching a text..." Chapter 4 focuses on the main characters in Macbeth.
"This title examines the role and theme of the antihero archetype in Macbeth... It features four analysis papers that consider the antihero theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme"