Macbeth : Fair Is Foul And Foul Is Fair Essay

1932 Words Jan 30th, 2015 null Page
Macbeth Lenses “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” This is just one of the many famous quotes from the play, The Tragedy of Macbeth. The quote means things are never as they should be. The story revolves around this single idea. It is what the reader can look for in many places in the play and find. Having a single idea helps the reader relate everything back to one central theme. The play gives many views throughout the play using this idea. When looking at Macbeth, some of the lenses I saw included: Reader Response and Structuralism Lense, Cultural and Marxist Lense, Feminist and Historical Lense, Formalist and Psychological Lense, and Trauma and Deconstruction Lense. These lenses helped me to dissect, find answers, and understand Macbeth much better than I would have ever imagined. First of all, there is Reader Response and Structuralism Lense in this play. For example, I did like the play. I thought it was very well written even though it was difficult to read at some points in the story. I liked the way Shakespeare made Lady Macbeth. The play states, “Unsex me here/ And fill me, from crown to the toe…” (pg. 17, 39-40). This quote shows the strength of Lady Macbeth. She is a character that is stronger than her husband. Additionally, Lady Macbeth can be seen through the Structuralism Lense. She reminds me of Elsa from the original Disney Movie, Frozen. She is just like Elsa in many ways. Lady Macbeth is strong and does not need a man to tell her what to do, or who to be.…

Related Documents