Similarities Between Throne Of Blood And Macbeth

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The Parallels between Throne of Blood and the Macbeth

Throne of blood is a 1957 Japanese samurai film directed by Akira Kurosawa. The major theme of this movie presents the trap of ambition. The main character symbolizes corrupt behaviors. In Throne of blood, it manifests the stage of social during the Medieval Japan, in 1185–1333 when Japan society had a feudal system. According to Japanese feudal system, the emperor, Shogun, Daimyo and Samurai are the most powerful position in Japan’s society. In the film, Taketoki Washizu is the protagonist who is a samurai warrior. Based on, William Shakespeare 's play, the tragedy of Macbeth is one of the most famous works of Shakespeare. It is the story about the great warrior hero who is murdered by ambition in medieval Scotland. Thus, it can be said that Macbeth has a significant influence on Throne of blood because there are various similarities between both play and film whether it be characteristics, symbolisms, and themes.
First of all, the director creates Taketoki Washizu like Macbeth. Both of them are represented in the sense of ambition. For instance, Taketoki Washizu murders Tsuzaki Kunimaru to become the lord of spider 's
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The theme of the great chain of being is automatic happen in Macbeth and Throne of blood. According to the great chain of being, it states that god creates everything in order, if there is something breaks from the order, god will sent some ruin into the world. For example, from act II scene III “New hatch’d to the woeful time: the obscure bird clamour’d the livelong night: some say, the earth was feverous and did shake” says Lenmox. In Throne of blood, there are a strange wind happens after Washizu kills Tsuzaki. The theme of the great chain of being focuses on the hierarchical structure in society. Therefore, after King Duncan and Tsuzaki pass away, everything seems disorder and goes

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