Macbeth - Conflict

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<center><b>"Conflict is central to the dramatic development of any play."</b></center>
<br>Prior to deciding whether or not conflict is central to the dramatic development of MACBETH, one must consider all the dramatic factors that contribute to the Shakespearean play. The gradual decline of the protagonist , the role portrayed by characters and the order in which the events occur, greatly influence the direction in which the development of the play takes place. After reading the text MACBETH, by Shakespeare and viewing the film version, directed by Roman Polanski, it is logical to see that ambition and the deceptive appearances of what really is, is central to the dramatic development of MACBETH.
<br>Initially MACBETH is seen
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MACBETH now has the ultimate power he once craved. MACBETH not only 'borrows' the robes of the former king, and although he knows that these 'robes' will not go to his children and grandchildren and so on, he still wears them during his undeserved and corrupt reign of Scotland. Despite the fact that he has conquered all to achieve his "vaulting ambition" MACBETH cannot rest either mentally or emotionally, showed in both texts through the dramatic and literary device of soliloquy. This unrest is caused by guilt, MACBETH's solution to this is to hide by wearing these "borrowed robes". Note that MACBETH acknowledges that these 'robes' are borrowed, meaning he knows that the rightful heir to the throne will claim the crown sooner of later. The clothes imagery particularly contributes to the central theme of appearance and reality.
<br>This imagery is clearly shown in Polanski's film MACBETH where the protagonist is literally and figuratively wearing the royal "borrowed robes" , whereas in Shakespeare's written version it is shown through MACBETH's portrayal of his violent ambition to become king and wear the crown of Scotland.
<br>One of the main dramatic and literary devices used in Shakespeare's and Polanski's version of MACBETH is soliloquy, where the character is alone and speaking to aloud, revealing their inner thoughts, reactions, motives and deeds. This establishes

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