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Vicious Attributes, Enegmatic Atmosphere and the Notion of Usurping the Power and Higher Authority Represents As Striking Themes in the Play Macbeth by William Shakepeare (Published)

Shakespeare’s Macbeth has been written to show the evil nature of human being. How a person with good nature suddenly can turn into a wicked one, and that is usually happens because of extreme greed for power and higher position in his milieu. In  this play, Shakespeare has exhibited the ambitious mind of Macbeth and lady Macbeth which has been forced them to commit the most vicious deeds towards the king Duncan. Shakespeare in this  play didn’t only portray the vicious nature of a man who got success in his villainous intentions but also showed that the natural order of things can regain its original shape. In this way my paper will eventually elucidate about Shakespeare’s notion of depicting the transformation of a good person into a wicked one. Macbeth and lady Macbeth were two significant characters in this play who has been played the role of evil minded souls.

Keywords: Castle at Inverness, Duncan, Evil attributes, Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Power Politics, Witches

DO WITCHES ONLY FLY? A HISTORICAL NARRATIVE OF THE BRITISH COLONIAL ADMINISTRATION’S CLAMP DOWN ON WITCH FINDING SHRINES AMONGST THE ASANTE PEOPLE OF THE GOLD COAST (1907-1940) (Published)

The subject of witchcraft has been of keen interest to many writers of history. Prior to the advancement in scientific knowledge several societies attributed diseases, suffering and disasters to an act of misdemeanour against the deities that govern the affairs of communities from the supernatural realm or to persons who practiced bad medicine or witchcraft. In dealing with the witchcraft situation in several European societies, witches, that is those purported to practice witchcraft were burnt at the sticks. It is imperative to note that various civilisations or societies have handled the question of witchcraft differently in the Past.

Keywords: Colonial Administration, Gold Coast, Witches