Macbeth contains all the elements necessary for an exciting story: murder, witches, Kings, ghosts, passion, insanity and Shakespeare. It is the story of a man obsessed with power and who, with the influence of his even more ambitious wife, Lady Macbeth, is willing to commit any act to become King. Three witches appear to Macbeth and another Scottish Thane, Banquo, and prophesy that one of them will become King. However, this is not all that they prophesy and, yet, choosing to dismiss the less favourable predictions, Macbeth sets about fulfilling what the witches have told him. What ensues is a bloody and murderous play that reaches a spectacular climax. Lady Macbeth, infamous as the inhuman wife of the play’s eponymous “hero”, horrifies with her brutal language and ruthless cruelty. Taunting her husband when he lacks the courage to commit the worst acts of barbarism until he is driven to the brink of insanity, she later suffers for her dark passions with her own loss of sanity. Some of the most famous scenes in English Literature occur in Macbeth such as the scene in which Lady Macbeth sees visions of blood on her hands and desperately attempts to clean herself and the equally disturbing dagger scene. It is Shakespeare’s powerful use of language and the heightened drama of so many of the play’s scenes that make Macbeth one of the most memorable plays in the English language. It stands as a warning to those who are willing to tread on anyone for their own ends as it clearly suggests that justice will prevail in the end. It is this aspect of the play that makes Macbeth so satisfying even today as the majority of people want to see justice done. It is a play that enthralls and horrifies as it deals with the destructive side of humanity that too often comes to the fore.