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Macbeth

Macbeth

  

by William Shakespeare

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literature, Philosophy, and Mythology

Historical References

  • A farmer: well-known alias for Father Garnet of the Gunpowder Plot (2.4.4)
  • The equivocator: central in the Gunpowder Plot against King James I (2.3.8)
  • Mark Antony and Caesar (3.1.62)

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