Shakespeare, a name most of us dread to hear as it comes with complicated language, and slag from an era that most don't know about. Even though most people want to finish a Shakespeare book for a school assignment, we don't seem to realize how many times movies have used Shakespeare plays as an inspiration for their own. The Lion King was an award-winning movie, people thought of an original, as it followed a young lion on his way of defeating his fears. This whole movie can be traced back to the play "Hamlet" by Shakespeare. Both the movie and the play have a lot in common.
The play entitled Macbeth by William Shakespeare portrays Macbeth, a loyal and brave thane to the king. When a prophecy reveals he will become king, Macbeth is overcome with ambition and greed. Convinced of this prophecy and the encouragement from his wife, he is able to kill the king and take the throne. Although Macbeth was able to obtain the throne, he was was overwhelmed by power and guilt leading to internal conflict, which suggests that success is not desirable through cheating and corruption and ultimately cost more than its actually worth, Macbeth`s reckless pursuit of killing and becoming the king is representative of the power he has and what he is able to do with the power he's gained; therefore. His relentless ambition for king reveals the guilt behind power.
Macbeth knows that if he kills Duncan, he gets the satisfaction in being king. Once Macbeth receives the position of “Thane of Cawdor” for his bravery so easily. “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me without my sir”(1.3.143-144). So he begins to think that since he received this higher position with doing nothing, then maybe doing nothing can crown him king. Although he was a very nice person, down deep he wanted to become king.
Macbeth come across the three witches, there they state, “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor” (Act 1, Scene 3). In reply to the three witches, Macbeth demanded “stay you imperfect speakers! Tell me more”. With just these few statements announced, Macbeth’s thirst for power and glory arises and is clearly seen.
No boasting like a fool; This deed I’ll do before this purpose cool, (iv, ii, 149-153) This shows macbeth's ambition because he is willing to kill kids and a whole family just so he can stay king. Macbeth is a tragic hero because he meet that first requirement which is Hamartia This shows the that Macbeth is very desperate to stay king. By now, Macbeth has changed a lot.
Here’s the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, Oh, Oh!” (Act 5, Scene 1) Though she continuously rubs her hands to get rid of the blood, Lady Macbeth can not washed away the guilt that stains her hands.
Macbeth explores many different themes and symbols throughout the play including blood, ambition, the sense of right and wrong, and hallucinations. Hallucinations play a strong role in this play and create vivid imagery in Macbeth. The specific accounts that can be used to prove this thesis are Banquo’s ghost, Lady Macbeth’s invisible blood stains, and the witches apparitions. The climax of the play has already passed with Macbeth taking his first life, King Duncan.
The witches, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and other characters seem to act one way, whether it be good or evil, but their intentions are usually impure and meant to harm others in order to benefit themselves. Macbeth’s guilt is caused by the foul play the witches involve themselves in. If not for their prophecy, Macbeth would have never known of his fate and would have gained the kingship without involving murder, leading to his guilty conscious. The use of Supernatural elements is added to the plot of the play in order to show readers what led to Macbeth’s downfall, and what contributed to his guilt. His guilt arose from the
Shakespeare uses the recurring symbol of blood to emphasize the effect of death and violence on the human psyche. The connotation that Macbeth associates with blood switches from a primary motivator to a guilty reminder. Prior to Duncan’s murder, Macbeth witnessed a floating dagger covered with blood (II.i.33). Macbeth had experienced violence and Blood is also used as a reminder of the guilt and trauma from the murder of King Duncan, the guards and Banquo. Macbeth refers to his hallucination of the ghost of Banquo: “It will have blood, they say.
The theatre has changed a lot since its early beginning. Many plays from the past have a great influence on a modern art which started around mid 20th century. Shakespeare’ tragedy “The tragedy of Macbeth” also known as simple “Macbeth”, believed to have been written somewhere between 1599 and 1606, had some influence on a crime drama film “Men of Respect” (1990) directed by William Reilly. “Macbeth” is a play about Scottish general named Macbeth and his ambitions to become a king. Macbeth faces many obstacles preventing him from being king of Scotland which happen to be other characters in the play.
Macbeth went through so much pressure to do the crime he later regretted and suffered and battles with himself and his paranoia. Lady Macbeth only saw the effects of blood visually she did not see how the blood stain was eating Macbeth from the inside. Once again Lady Macbeth is pushing Macbeth to forget about what happened and move on, the murder does not affect Lady Macbeth but the way Macbeth is acting shows that he was never ready to commit this
The film “Macbeth” (2015), directed by Justin Kurzel, isn’t just worth watching for its Scottish accents. The viewers are presented to an interpretation, that demonstrates the Scottish play’s original lines with an artistic and magnificent filming technique. As a director of a film that is based on a Shakespeare play, it is important to let the words speak for themselves and reflect the art in the message and actions. The film reveals a combination of beautiful clips and actors with a true talent and insight in the characters’ mentality.
As the legendary Science-Fiction author Arthur C. Clark, famous for stories such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, once said, ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’. With this in mind, today, I will be looking at one of the most famous stories concerning magic and giving it a modern, scientific approach. I am of course talking about Macbeth, one of William Shakespeare’s most ambitious, famous, and presumably cursed plays. So Ladies and Gentlemen, grab your test tubes and light your Bunsen burners because I am about to drop some science.
The play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is seen as one of Shakespeare 's greatest tragedies. It deals with a man named Macbeth, who is introduced as a brave, strong war hero. He has the respect of the king and his peers. The predictions of three witches that Macbeth will become king begin Macbeth 's descent into his own downfall. The play is set in Scotland, written for King James I.