9780140714784A friend recently shared with me how “Macbeth” prompted her take her Christian faith seriously and work towards being the woman God created her to be.  The play showed her how a genuine person can become quite evil when they lose sight of God.  The more she spoke of the play, the more I wanted to read it!

But wherefore could not I pronounce ‘Amen’? I had most need of blessing, and ‘Amen’ Stuck in my throat.

I really enjoyed this play and would love to see it on stage!  I thought it was relevant as big heads and the struggle for power causes so many problems in the lives of celebrities and politicians these days.

Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

I also found incredible quotes in this work.  Many phrases I’ve heard countless times before and had no idea they were first said in “Macbeth”. Some new passages really struck me as well.  My grandma, and I think my great grandma, always said, “This too shall pass.”  It’s a family saying that has gotten me through countless difficult times in my life.  Macbeth had a similar saying…

Come what come may, Time and the hour runs through the roughest day.

As always, Shakespeare is rather challenging to read, at least for me.  I heard that the average person has a vocabulary of 5,000 words and Shakespeare had 25,000 words.  In addition, the language is quite different than the English used today.  I found the videos below posted by a British Literature teacher extremely helpful in working through the play.  I would read an act on my own and then listen to his lecture on it.

By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.

Please read this now and do not wait until you’re 27 like me!  I LOVED this play!