Compare And Contrast Washizu And Macbeth

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Victor Anzaldo
Mr. Ortiz
English 12
26 February 2017

MacBeth and Washizu Comparisons

After reading “The Tragedy of Macbeth” and watching the movie that’s based on Macbeth, Throne Of Blood, I was able to see the comparisons between the characters in both story and movie. The main characters Macbeth and lady Macbeth are identical to Washizu and Asaji, but the minor characters also have a lot of similarities such as Banquo and Miki or the three witches and the forest spirit. Macbeth and Washizu have a lot of similarities, even though they are from different cultures one from Japan and the other from Scotland. They were both highly ranked nobles Macbeth was the Thane of Glamis and Washizu was the commander of fort one in the beginning of
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Little after the battle they encounter another character/characters in the story, which for Macbeth would be the three witches and for Washizu the forest spirit. Here the minor character/characters in the story play a huge role in the stories, had they not been where they were, their greatest flaw would not be revealed, which would lead them to their downfalls. The witches tell them the prophecy of them moving up in their cultures hierarchy, Macbeth becoming the Thane Cawdor and Washizu becoming the commander of The North Castle and soon after king. This prophecy triggers their tragic flaw ambition. These two characters had dark desires after seeing the first part of the prophecy come true, but still felt honored bound to protect their king. Both, however are very easy to manipulate as you see throughout both movie and story, both wife’s compel their husbands to kill their king to become king. In “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, Macbeth starts backing out of plan to kill Duncan, the king, because he is grateful towards everything he has done and Lady Macbeth enters and changes his mind to go through with the plan. “What beast was’t then That made you break this enterprise to me? When you durst do it, then…show more content…
Although the endings for both ended differently, they were both slain by the same people that they ruled over. This is not the only similarity in the stories, but also that fact that in both stories the witches and the forest spirit were the architects behind this tragedy were it not for them, Macbeth and Washizu would have still been alive and the story would altogether be

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