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Macbeth

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67

objections


This is the total number of profanity incidents in this 127 page book.

*Sexual and Violence incidents coming soon! We'll change this number once these incidents are included.

Author: William Shakespeare
Key Words: Classics, Literature, Plays, Drama, Fiction, Magic, Shakespeare

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Book Description:

A dark and grim tragedy of a man who murders his king to gain the throne of Scotland.

 

Profanity

Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 8 Incidents

d*mn*t**n, d*mn*d, d*mn, h*ll-bound

Anatomical Terms - 1 Incident

c*ck

Religious Profanities - 7 Incidents

God's sake, Faith, Marry, Good God

Violence - 14 Incidents

A man is "unseam'd from the nave to th' chaps" and his head fixed on the battlements.

A woman speaks to herself about strengthening her will/resolve to kill a man and how she is afraid her husband has too much human kindness to follow through with it.

A woman prays to the dark spirits for power and cruelty to reside within her. The request is made with some sexual imagery.

A man contemplates whether he should commit murder and his wife comes to make sure he is resolved to do it.

GRAPHIC: A woman mentions how she would take her own baby and dash its brains out.

A man speaks on how nature and the dark spirits seem to be alert to his plan to murder.

Notes explain that a hangman's hands also had to disembowel the body.

Because of the murder, nature goes awry and horses eat each other.

A man states that he killed someone by cutting their throat.

GRAPHIC: Witches are making a brew, listing their ingredients which include "finger of birth-strangled babe, ditch-delivered by a drab," meaning a baby that was born in a ditch by a prostitute.

An apparition that visits the murderer is a bloody child.

"Then cutting his head from his shoulders he set it upon a pole."

The king was slain and there was "cakes of blood in the bed, and on the floor about the sides of it, he forthwith slew the chamberlains..."

Mentions the horses again that ate each other.

Conversation Topics - 5 Incidents

Several characters drink in the book, a few to give them false courage.

The commentary mentions a porter who wakens from a drunken sleep, giving us something to laugh at and "the wise observations on drink and lechery [within the play] are still amusing for a modern audience.

A woman commits suicide.

Mentions a man that hung himself.

A woman commits suicide.

Sexual Content

Making Out/Sex - 7 Incidents

GRAPHIC: A witch mentions that she'll "drain him dry," implying she'll have sex with him

In the Notes it mentions a man who raped his friend's wife.

GRAPHIC: Two men speak in a vulgar way about sexual arousal and having sex.

GRAPHIC: A man pretends to be a lustful man, desiring sexual services from women.

A man says, "immoderate lust and voluptuous sensuality... followeth me, ...I should seek to deflower your maids and matrons."

"Here comes one... to fetch his due, a kiss, Ay, a cull, sip of blood," implying sex.

Witch mentions to toy [play] and kiss.

Miscellaneous - 25 Incidents

A woman is willing to become a "sexless fiend" in order to assist with a murder. The meaning is more towards becoming unwomanly, insensitive, inhuman.

Pity is personified as a "naked new-born babe."

GRAPHIC: Mentions a child "feeding at her breast."

GRAPHIC: A man had been "untimely ripp'd' from his mother's womb."

Mentions a rebel's whore.

Mentions "bosom" - as in "heart."

"Rump-fed runnion" is a fat-bottomed old woman.

GRAPHIC: A woman prays to the dark spirits for power and cruelty to reside within her. The request is made with some sexual imagery.

Pity is personified as a "naked new-born babe."

GRAPHIC: A woman mentions "I have given suck and know how tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me: I would ... have pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums."

Mentions "bosom" - as in "heart."

The word "naked" is used

Mentions "bosom" - as in "heart."

"Beldams" means old hags.

Mentions a "babe, ditch-delivered by a drab," meaning a baby that was born in a ditch by a prostitute.

Mentions "hags."

Mentions "hags."

Mentions "bosom" - as in "heart."

Mentions "breast" - as in "heart."

A man says he is "unknown to woman," meaning he's a virgin.

Mentions "breast" - as in "heart."

Mentions "bosom" - as in "chest."

Mentions "bosom" - as in "heart."

A man had been "untimely ripp'd' from his mother's womb." Notes say a Caesarean section.

Mentions the man again who was ripped from his mother's womb.

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