Macbeth Simulation Reflection

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On September 21, 2015, I, as a Commoner in the Macbeth simulation, received 1 SMIC buck from Ms. Hsu. The goal of this simulation was to depose the sitting queen of our class, Kelly Chung, who received 30 SMIC bucks, by either begging for money from the other students or asking for money from the four external sources of power. The whole purpose of this simulation is for us to compare our experience with power to those of the characters in Macbeth. My journey toward acquiring power was not as intense and competitive as the other students, but through this simulation, I did not only experience obstacles that I need to face and strategies I need to utilize in gaining power, I also found the differences and similarities between the reactions of…show more content…
The major difference is that there is no direct competition or immediate consequences. In the play, people are killed and the effects are immediate, but in the simulation, I was not harmed at all in any way, so I didn’t try my best. Another difference is that there were external influences that restricted our simulation. Halfway through the game, Mr. Carrol stepped in, announcing that there should be no stealing, while many of the students were already stealing. This decreased the devotion of evilness during the simulation, which differentiates itself from the play because in the play, there is no limitation of evilness. Despite all the differences, the similarity between the simulation and the play is the exposure of selfishness in gaining power. In the play, Macbeth starts to murder people to maintain his power, while in the simulation, students start to steal to gain more power. Both of these actions are shown to be selfish and the devotion to evilness. Overall, the Macbeth simulation was interesting. The winner of our class is Kelly Chung, who maintained her position as the “queen.” Even though the simulation may not be as successful as it could be, but the main objectives of the simulation are
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