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    who have never studied Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s work has been around for hundreds of years and many films has are adaptations of his works. Macbeth is tragicomedy play that’s about of a general named Macbeth who gains and loses power; which ultimately leads to his death (“Mr. William Shakespeare and the internet”). The most well known adaption is a Japanese film named Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa, 1957) (“Throne of Blood (1957”).…

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    creating “Throne of Blood” uniquely, but also along a similar storyline of the famous play “The Tragedy of Macbeth” by William Shakespeare. Kurosawa saw a chance to accomodate 16th century Japan to what was happening in Scotland during the 11th century, which was the time period that Macbeth had taken place. There are numerous similarities that can be seen within the settings of both pieces. The foundations of “The Tragedy of Macbeth” and “Throne of Blood” took numerous aspects of culture and…

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    William Shakespeare’s Macbeth begins in confusion, opening with the end of a conversation between three witches about a war and someone named Macbeth. Then, we meet a king named Duncan, who receives a report about how “brave Macbeth” (1.2.16) defeats rebels and a Norwegian lord. On their way back to Duncan, Macbeth and his friend Banquo meet the three witches, who tell Macbeth that he will be thane of Cawdor and king and Banquo that his descendants will be kings. Upon their return, Duncan…

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    while breastfeeding it than ever breaking a promise to him. All these words hurt Macbeth because he loves his wife profoundly, and would do anything for her. In this quote, Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth; “What beast was’t.. quell?” (I,vii,ll 53-80) Lady Macbeth knows all of Macbeth’s weakness and tugs on them like strings, causing Macbeth to plan a murder with his wife and determined on killing his friend. Lady Macbeth’s actions are no longer of a loving wife, but rather of a person wanting…

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    Lady Macbeth becomes motivated herself, and makes an effort to manipulate and control Macbeth to ensure their fate is sealed. She makes it obvious that she is willing to do anything at all, so that she will have the most power in the land of Scotland. “Come, you spirits/that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,/ And fill me from the crown to the toe top full/ of dirtiest cruelty. Make thick my blood.”10 Lady Macbeth loses her femininity and becomes the force and power behind the murder of…

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    The vicious plot by the witches led by Hecate was to make Macbeth overconfident since the witches believed that “[…] security is mortal’s chiefest enemy” (Hecate.3.5.32-33). “He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear his hopes ’bove wisdom, grace, and fear” says Hecate (Hecate.3.5.30-31). In order to accomplish Hecate’s plan, the witches told Macbeth three other prophesies in the form of equivocations along with apparitions to make him believe from the bottom from his heart that no one can harm…

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    “If a chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, without my stir” (1.3.157-159). Shakespeare believe that our action determines our fate as shown through Macbeth.. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, the tragedy began when Macbeth became the victim of his own desire. Every downhill and event was created through his own will. The prophecy was told, but it was up to him decides to carry on the murder of King Duncan. The witches foretell the future, but they did not control his action. Macbeth has…

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    people loved him and how much respect he had for the king when he says: Besides, this Duncan Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been So clear in his great office, that his virtues Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against The deep damnation of his taking-off; And pity, like a naked new-born babe, Striding the blast, or heaven's cherubim, horsed Upon the sightless couriers of the air, Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye, That tears shall drown the wind.(1.7.16-25). But after…

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    Macbeth Soliloquy Analysis

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    The Meaning Inside the Head (A Discussion on the themes of Macbeth's Soliloquy of Act, Scene 5.) The final act of Macbeth is an intense act that involves many different big events. First Lady Macbeth has gone completely crazy, and ends up killing herself from her mental illness. Macbeth finds this out, and also was informed about Malcolm and Macduff, with thousands of English military men were coming to end his life and take the throne back. In act 5, scene 5, Macbeth is starting to…

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    for a country to run smoothly, so this was a bigger deal that it may have seemed. The Witches’ powers, abilities and effect on other characters in the play are a prime example of how important the supernatural element is to ‘Macbeth’. They assist in setting the mood of the play, and drive characters to act in ways that alter the storyline as a whole. Unlike the idea of personification, pathetic fallacy is the expression of human/societies condition through natural disaster. In the case…

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