Macbeth is the story of crave for power. It brings in light the dark side of human psyche, moreover, the misleading of ones untamed desires. Pity and sorrow, the two well known elements of tragedy are well focussed in this book.
And do you know the irony behind, though this piece was written to be staged, now it's very well used by the universities as a part of thier English syllabus. Can anyone feel the real spirit of the play, as in the class-rooms it's read and not enacted. People are amde to believe by their lecturers as what Macbeth or his counterparts would have felt. And in that way the piece that is said be the classic, ends up to be tragedy for the students.
And it would have been very nice if questions on such plays would have been logical. The questions framed asks about the psyche of Lady Macbeth!! Casual reading doesn't give you the complete account of the feelings and therefore insight into the character is very limited. And on that if such questions are posed the you can feel the miserable condition of the students. They are left in chaos, with lecturers grinning and Shakespeare rolling in his grave.
To conclude, I would like to bring in notice the tragedy that has been incurred on students of different universities and would appeal to them to please understand our pain. We would love to read Shakespeare but not as a part of our studies, since when it is thrust upon us we tend to hate the great novelist and dramatist, Shakespeare.