Macbeth is a tragedy about a fearsome Scottish general who is told a prophecy by three witches
Macbeth is a tragedy about a fearsome Scottish general who is told a prophecy by three witches, that he would become king. He becomes ambitious and seeks the crown through a dark path that eventually leads to his downfall. Through the play gender plays a big role in setting up scenes and acts in the play, in the sense that female characters have defining masculine traits while the male characters are shown to be more inclined to feminine traits , reversing the stereotypical roles of genders. Men are traditional seen the foundation and source of income in a family and women are generally the ones to look after children and care for them. Women are seen as being emotional, caring and kind while Men are characterized as brave, bold, and strong. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, traditional gender roles are challenged by Lady Macbeth and Macbeth throughout the play.