Anglo-Saxon Culture in Macbeth Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Anglo-Saxon Culture in Macbeth
An analysis of the influences of Anglo-Saxon culture on Shakespeare's play "Macbeth".
# 108772 | 2,731 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Oct 27, 2008 in Drama and Theater (English) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (MacBeth)

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The paper examines the aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture that are prevalent in the tragedy "Macbeth", including religious implications, the unique interpretation of the idea of faith and the social customs which ruled over the people of early Britain after the departure of the Romans from the area. The paper shows how these elements help frame the tragic story of a man who rejected the normal behavior allotted to his status and let his ambition ruin an entire nation.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boyce, Charles. Shakespeare A to Z. Round Table Press. New York. 1990. pp.63-70.
  • Delahoyde. "Anglo-Saxon Culture." Washing State University Online. Found on Octoer24, 2007 at
  • Herbert, Kathleen. Looking for the Lost Gods of England. Anglo-Saxon Books. 1995.
  • Muir, Kenneth. Shakespeare's Tragic Sequence. New York: Barnes & NobleBooks. 1979. p. 145
  • Nostbakken, Faith. Understanding Macbeth. WestPoint Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1964. pp. 14-23

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