Macbeth Compare And Contrast

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Making a movie from direct content that is more than a hundred years old is easy because all the scenes and script is there for your use. Some directors like to make some drastic or minor changes based on their own interpretation of the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. While watching both Goold (2010) and Polanski (1971), I have noticed a lot of major differences between the two movies and the original play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare. Some of the differences I have noticed is that is in Goold (2010), Macbeth actually comes to kill Lady Macduff and her children. Another difference in Goold (2010) is that the witches are shown throughout the film. In Polanski(1971), King Duncan’s second son, Donalbain is shown at the end of the film. In Polanski(1971) shows the actual deaths of King Duncan and Macbeth. In Goold (2010), Macbeth actually comes accompanied with the murders to kill Lady Macduff and her children. In the original play Macbeth hires three murders to kill Lady Macduff and her children.Macbeth has no part in actually killing Lady Macduff and her children. In Goold (2010) Macbeth hires the murders to kill Lady Macduff and her children and then shows up to kill them.This is significant to the play…show more content…
In the original play the witches only show up at the beginning when they talk to Macbeth and about the witches prophecies and when Macbeth comes to talk to the witches about his future. In the Goold (2010) version, The witches appear constantly. An example of this is when Macbeth and Macduff were fighting at the very end of the movie. The witches appeared and then Macbeth said “Enough” and made the witches leave.The witches appear usually when bad acts are being portrayed and when prophecies become true. This gives the witches an unsettling vibe to them. I believe that this was the main concept that the director wanted to portray onto the
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