Disturbed Mind In Macbeth And Sylvia Plath

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Explore the presentation of disturbed minds in Macbeth and in the poetry of Sylvia Plath.

In both Macbeth and Sylvia Plath 's poems, disturbed minds is shown through the uses of word choices and through the actions and pasts of the characters and Sylvia Plath. Disturbed minds are an important factor in both Macbeth and Sylvia Plath 's poems because I believe it is there major downfall in the build up to the murder of King Duncan (Macbeth) and the suicide of Sylvia Plath. There are many differences and similarities of signs of disturbed minds in the two. For example in both Plath 's poems and in Macbeth, the loss of a male figure is made clear. A difference would be that Sylvia Plath was deeply unhappy and disturbed about her appearance and the fact that Lady Macbeth and Macbeth committed a sin. In this essay I will explore these similarities and differences are presented in Plath 's poems and in different productions of Macbeth.
Early on in Macbeth we teach that lady Macbeth experience the loss of a father. This is shown when she declares ' had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done ’t. '(Act 2 scene 2 12:13). This shows that she would have killed Duncan herself if he
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Sylvia Plath takes a very different approach and instead is more open about her attempted suicides, and how she thrives to kill herself in order to get to her father. In her poem 'Daddy ' she mentions her want to 'get back back back to you '. The use of the repeated 'back ' mirrors her three suicide attempts in her life to try get back to her father. In comparison to Lady Macbeth 's suicide, Plath 's suicide attempts and death was very public in her poems. She also say 'daddy, daddy, your bastard, I’m trough. ' This is showing how she had detached herself from any male influence, including her father, Tim Hughes and even God. 'I 'm through ' suggests that she has given everything up and is ready to die because of all the heart ache she
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