Macbeth Context

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  • Dramatist
  • national poet
  • 154 sonnets
  • All his earlier plays were comedies and histories
  • Until 1608 he wrote mailny tragedies e.g.Macbeth and Othello
  • He also wrote tragicomedies (Romance)

James I

  • King of Scotland and England
  • Shakespeare wrote Macbeth to please King James and made sure he was on the winning side
  • He was patron of the arts as Queen Elizabeth was before

Roles of women

  • Women were expected to be meek,mild and subservient to men and be good hostesses
  • They had little to no rights at all
  • A woman was supposed to obey her husband and help him in earning money for the survival of


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