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Comparison of themes in "McBeth" by William Shakespeare and "The Last Safe Place on Earth" by Richard Peck

Date Submitted: 08/04/2003 08:37:36
Length: 3 pages (879 words)
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The two stories, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare and The Last Safe Place on Earth, by Richard Peck are both excellent pieces of literature. Macbeth is a typical Shakespearian tragedy steeped with death, betrayal, heroes, and villains. In comparing these two novels, three distinct aspects are discovered. The first, the theme of appearances can be deceiving is seen in the character of Macbeth and Laurel Kellerman. The second comparison relates to the stubborn personality traits observed …

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…what many readers enjoy in a book. The theme of looks can be deceiving was the main theme in The Last Safe Place On Earth and one of the many main themes in Macbeth. The reader cannot help but feel sorry for Laurel and Macbeth because they are so stubborn and they know that, eventually, it will catch up to them and in most cases, it will be cause a major conflict in their lives.

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