Teacher Guide

Macbeth Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostyoevsky: Like Macbeth, Dostoyevsky's antihero Raskolnikov becomes more and more inured to the horrific crimes he commits.

The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner: This novel takes its title from Macbeth's speech in Act V, and it explores the decline of a family in the American South.

Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by Raphael Holinshed: This comprehensive medieval history provides the source material for Macbeth (as well as many of Shakespeare's more traditional histories).

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare: Perhaps the only one of Shakespeare's tragedies to supersede Macbeth in fame, Hamlet is the story of a young Danish...

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