Hello Can anyone explain what the meaning of Macbeth is in society? It says Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare. It is considered one of his darkest and most powerful tragedies. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when its protagonist, the Scottish lord Macbeth, chooses evil as the way to fulfill his ambition for power So what psychological and political effects are produced in society then if someone is Macbeth? What kind of examples can you give?