How many times have we heard about the Shakespeare's influence? Because of the particular and flawless works of William Shakespeare, it is not surprising that why he is one of the most influential person in the literary society for more than century. Undoubtedly, there are many people willing to let their heart be broken and cry for his work over and over again. Although his body was consumed by the time, his name and spirit are still breathing in our world through the poetry, literature, book or even movie. It can be found Shakespeare's influence in every entertainment industry, especially his shortest and bloodiest tragedy like 'Macbeth', which is the most famous one. Even 'The Lion King' (1994), the Disney animated movie by Roger Allers, …show more content…
It's well-known that the first character which has a great role of the story in 'Macbeth' is King Duncan, while King Mufasa also represents this role in 'The Lion King'. Obviously, we can see the similarity between both of them through their position in the society. King Duncan is the king of Scotland, while the Pride Lands is ruled by King Mufasa; likewise, they both rule the land rightfully. Certainly, they long to hand on the crown to the son, but both of them are murdered by their kinsman who wants to take this crown. The next one is Macbeth from Shakespeare's play, who has the same characteristic as Scar from Allers's movie. They are the kinsman of the king and also be the traitor who is eager to seize the power and rule the land. Moreover, both of them decide to dethrone the king by the regicide and die in pain with the same way as well. But the different thing between two of them is that Scar asks for a mercy before he is murdered, while Macbeth faces with the death without bending his head down. Malcolm from 'Macbeth' is another one who has the same outstanding characteristic as Simba in 'The Lion King'. Because of being a son of the king, they are appointed to replace their father's position and be a king in the future. Later, both Malcolm and Simba also have to flee from hometown after the death of their father. Furthermore, they return to the birthland to revenge the traitor, although both of them do not kill him with their hands. Above all, it can be assumed that the character of the two stories is another similarity between
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When you finish reading Shakespeare’s Macbeth, you feel bad for the Macbeth for what he has become. Macbeth was a man with a great future ruined by outside sources. Throughout the play Macbeth changed from a noble soldier and turned into a memory of his past self. Every moral that Macbeth had at the beginning of the play changed in his rise and fall as a king. He was a great military leader but when he was promised the crown by the witches, and his demanding wife pushed him to the edge he began to make poor decisions. You can certainly feel sympathy for Macbeth based upon how he is treated throughout the play by other characters.
Not surprisingly, Macbeth has received volumes of critical commentary over the years. Not only is the play an audience favorite, but its complex characterization, deeply woven themes, and characteristic Shakespearean style make it rich ground for scholarly inquiry. Critics such as Harold Bloom have remarked on the importance of Macbeth in the context of Shakespeare 's works. In Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human, Bloom writes, ' 'The rough magic in Macbeth is wholly Shakespeare 's; he indulges his own imagination as never before, seeking to find its moral limits (if any). ' ' Bloom also remarks, ' 'Macbeth is an uncanny unity of setting, plot, and characters, fused together beyond comparison with any other play of Shakespeare 's. '
In Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of Macbeth the main character Macbeth is driven from his status as a well respected warrior and lord of not one, but two Scottish regions to a dishonest, unloyal murderer. Macbeth gets caught in a web of lies and vile acts of murder in which he brings about his own demise. His criminal actions lead up to his tragic ending of life. ‘ They have tied me to a stake; I cannot fly, But bearlike I must fight the course.’ His great ambition and gullibility of the witches predictions are two of the biggest factors of his downfall;however, Lady Macbeth was probably the biggest influence in the whole tragedy.
his wife. In my opinion he does this so that Lady Macbeth is ready to
"Macbeth" is a tragic play that was written by William Shakespeare in the early 1600’s. It revolved around the character Macbeth and his urge to become king of Scotland. Macbeth had to do anything possible to become the king including murder, lying, and deception. However, Macbeth committed these evil deeds due to some influential people in his life. Between Macbeth’s wife persuading him to do anything to become king and the witches prophesying over him causes Macbeth to try and bury the past and control the future.
At the start of the play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are seen as a united
Every one of Shakespeare 's plays are heavily imbedded with motifs. A motif is any element, subject, idea or concept that is constantly present through the entire body of literature. (motif) I chose to examine the play Macbeth. It is a very intense play full of violence, betrayal, and even the supernatural. It is well known to be saturated with themes and motifs that are repeated throughout the play. These motifs are important because they often foreshadow events on the play. They also create a atmosphere that helps shape the events of the play. I am going to focus on two motifs that seem to play a heavy role in the storyline of Macbeth. The two I have chose to focus on are the motifs of blood and nature. Since Macbeth is know for its violence blood is a very important part of the play. Nature also is representative of things to come and upsetting the natural balance of things. These are only a fraction of motifs that are present in this tragic play.
The relationship among Macbeth and Lady Macbeth alters throughout the play Macbeth as they both in turn take on the role of the more dominant character. Their attitude to each other constantly changes throughout the play, although events in the play certainly draw Macbeth and Lady Macbeth apart their love for one another is evident throughout the play. Macbeth shows his love by saying a few compassionate words in his letter to Lady Macbeth about the meeting with the three weird sisters. Lady Macbeth shows that she cares for him by planning the murder of King Duncan so Macbeth can become king. By the end of the play Macbeth doesn’t care about his wife’s health that much, when she dies his taught was she was bound to die one day.
Macbeth, once seen as the mighty and ambitious warrior and, the honorable Scottish Thane of Glamis. He was know to be genuine, honest man who is loyal to his king and would do anything to protect his country. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth undergoes a transformation from good to evil, which brings him the crown and title, King Macbeth, but it also brings him his death. However Macbeth did not reach the transformation from a genuine, honest and mighty warrior to an evil tyrant alone, there were key motivational factors guiding him. Throughout the play the Three Witches, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth himself were all motivational factors that manipulated Macbeth into evil. Although Macbeth is to blame for his own actions,
Montague opened the door and stepped into the fire light of the Council. He felt nervous and numb. The glares at the boy were damning. And the looks at Montague, defender of the accused, were not much nicer.
The particular scene in Shakespeare’s Macbeth holds a hefty significance to the reader of this play. It is the first time that a character from this play directly declares to the reader that Macbeth is not the hero that he once used to be. As Macbeth enters the witches’ property, the Second Witch states that “something wicked this way comes” (4.1.45). Through this line, Shakespeare directly tells the reader that Macbeth is now evil, unlike before when the reader could interpret the quotes to decide if Macbeth remains a hero. To perform this critical scene, Angelina, Reid, Cormick and I decided to prey on the eerie qualities. As the three witches enter the stage, the Harry Potter theme song plays in the background adding a level of mystery and
Duncan is the most unlikely character to be killed because of his personality, but his title as King of Scotland, causes for Macbeth to loathe Duncan. In the play there is very little interaction between Macbeth and Duncan, showing the little time in which Macbeth gets more power. Prior to the witches’ prophecies Macbeth is loyal to Duncan, and would never imagine killing him. After the one of the witches’ prophecies comes to be true, the thought of killing Duncan, Macbeth "yield[s] to that suggestion / whose horrid image doth unfix my hair / and make my seated heart knock at my ribs" (1.3.146-148). Partly because of Lady Macbeth’s suggestion his "vaulting ambition" is starting to take over, and he begins to take into consideration killing
In this essay I will discuss the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. I will explain how their relationship is different to traditional relationships of the time. At the time, Jacobean people believed that the men were stronger then the woman. They believed that, when married, the husband would be in control and the wife would have no choice but to do what their husband asked. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship was every different.
Macbeth, once a noble and courageous warrior is transformed into an egotistical and ruthless tyrant. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Macbeth encounters a transformation which brings him the crown, as well as his death. However, this transformation reached the point it did because three motivational factors. Throughout the tragedy the Three Witches (along with the prophecy), Macbeth's himself, and Lady Macbeth were motivational factors that manipulated Macbeth into committing murder and treason. Although it is Macbeth who is at blame for his actions, it is these three motivational factors that caused him to complete those actions. If it were not for these
The first similarity is the crowns of both Macbeth and Scar are not legitimate. Before they betray the King, they are acquaintances to the King. One is a highly trusted, valuable general and another is a relative of the King. Coincidentally, they are close to and trusted by the King. However, the relationships between Macbeth and Duncan, Scar and Mufasa do not allow them to succeed to the crown because the King's son should be the next in line for the throne. The chance to be a King is almost within reach, but neither Macbeth nor Scar could be a King legally. Lured by the lust of power, Macbeth and Scar murdered their King and expel the prince like broken line kites -- without any restrictions. Although they get the power, their crown is illegal and unconvincing. The sons of