Analysis Of Shakespeare 's Macbeth, By William Shakespeare And The Film About A Boy

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Change is the way in which we process the world around us and ourselves in it. Change can occur over time or suddenly, reshaping our perspectives, forcing us to experience and consider different points of view. Change can either be positive or negative, as shown in the texts Macbeth, a play by William Shakespeare and the film About a Boy (2002) directed by Paul and Chris Weitz. Change can bring forth maturity and growth in oneself, though can also lead to a loss of humanity and morals that are typically held up by society, which usually causes the quality of life to dwindle, affecting all those around us.

Throughout the play Macbeth, one of the most evident concepts of change is the effects of negative change and its varying ramifications. Shakespeare allows the consequences of change to be seen when Macbeth interferes with the natural order of the universe. Shakespeare uses the dramatic technique of media res to open the play, where external and internal struggles threaten Scotland. These acts of treason and treachery create a context in which change can occur within the main character, Macbeth. From the beginning of the play, Macbeth is regarded as a brave hero by his comrades. Shakespeare uses an epithet to describe Macbeth from the point of view of others. “But all’s too weak: For brave Macbeth” Shakespeare 's use of the epithet creates a generalized view of Macbeth which changes throughout the play. Shakespeare juxtaposes a series of views of Macbeth allowing for…

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