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The Shakespearian play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, is a play that is meant to depict the historical facts about Macbeth. Shakespeare amplifies the play by adding false information to attract the audience. There is an abundance of differences in the settings, characters, and events that took place in the play.
The Tragedy of Macbeth contains many differences in what essentially happens in history. The settings are few of many that were dissimilar. One false accusation proclaimed in the play, was in the battle that Macbeth and Banquo emerged as victors against the Norwayen fleets. In all actuality it was the Norse who always wanted to expand their territory. “The Norse was certainly a very important aspect of Scottish (and English and Irish) politics in the period” (Wallace, Fiona). An additional distinction between the play and historical facts is where Macbeth is killed. In the play it stated that Macbeth was killed his castle by Macduff who is seeking revenge. Historical research shows that actually Macbeth was killed in battle at Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire. “It was Malcolm, Duncan’s son, who is credited with killing Macbeth in battle at Lumphanan, Aberdeenshire…” (Watson, Fiona). The settings that took place in the play do not coincide exactly to what was fund in history.
Many characters in The tragedy of Macbeth are not portrayed exactly the same in authenticity. In the play the witches foretell that Banquo’s sons shall become king. In history there is no actual prove to show that Banquo even existed. ”Banquo is not likely to have been a real historical character, though the Stewarts including James VI and I did believe that they were descending him until, in the nineteenth century, that the Fitz Allen’s ( the original name of the Stewarts) came from Brittany” (Watson, Fiona). One other myth is in the play Duncan is seen to be a noble old soul. Historical facts prove that Duncan could have been in his early thirties. “Duncan was probably in his thirties at the time (he certainly had fairly young sons” ( Watson, Fiona). In the play Lady Macbeth is seen to be childless and as a lady, not a Queen. History shows that Lady Macbeth was not only a Queen but also had a child....

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