Sigh No More Shakespeare Analysis

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Since Mumford and Sons, an English folk rock band, released their album in 2009, Sigh No More, has gotten a popular reputation among the Shakespearean community for their strong literary influence. The community has grasped that each song in the album is actually a reference to at least one of Shakespeare’s many plays, even the title of the album, Sigh No More, was a reference to Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing.
Marcus Mumford, the lead singer, gave an explanation about all the literary references in their works, in an interview with the London Evening Standard, “You can rip off Shakespeare all you like; no lawyer’s going to call you up on that one”. Admitting to ripping Shakespeare off with no shame.
Predominantly looking at the song “Roll Away Your Stone”, sang by Mumford and Sons (“Stars, hide your fires/These here are my desires) is nearly a direct quote from Macbeth (“Stars, hide
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Typically, fragile objects tend to be effortlessly broken, and subsequently they must be situated with care. Also creating an analogy for the how exposed he feels and how he essentially burned down all his bridges for someone who wouldn’t even do the equivalent for him. And up until the sixth verse, he’s constantly hesitant whether he should’ve shared his desire in the first place after the feeling of betrayal, from what may have seemed to be an unfilled promise. Approaching near the end of the song, he seemingly becomes this new person from the pain he had to go through previously with the impression that he wouldn’t depend on anyone creating the parallel theme from Macbeth. Creating independence stance from a manipulative character, making it easier for Macbeth to not give any attention about her death. The song really just captivates and emphasizes Act 1, Scene 4 of Macbeth, excluding the ending

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