Describe a key moment that shocked or surprised you in the written text.
Explain how this moment was important to the text as a whole.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare is full of thrills from impulsive decisions made by characters with sick brains, but the key moment that shocked me was Macbeth’s state of mind at the end of the play. He was ready to die. Macbeth had spent his soul to satisfy his ambition and so in the end, he had nothing to live for. This moment was so important to the text as whole because it delivered the meaning of the story. Shakespeare showed us, the audience and readers that “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”