Natasha Schuyler. Mr. Ortiz. English 12. 27 February 2017.Macbeth

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Natasha Schuyler Mr. Ortiz English 12 27 February 2017 Macbeth Comparison Essay Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 film Throne of Blood is an adapted film version of William Shakespeare’s famous play, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”. Although the film was shaped after the play, there are many key differences between the plots, characters, and settings of the two. The most obvious difference being that Macbeth is set in medieval Scotland and Throne of Blood is set in 16th century Japan. The difference in setting is depicted through the drastically different cultures, values, and behavior of the film and the play. The other major difference between the film and play is that some major plot points are completely different. The film Throne of Blood and the…show more content…
In Throne of Blood, it is Asaji’s alleged pregnancy that leads Asaji to hire someone to kill Miki and attempt to kill his son in order to try to fight the outcome of the prophecy. Asaji losing her baby in a miscarriage could also be another reason for her suicide. The roles of Macduff in Macbeth and Noriyasu in Throne of Blood are drastically different. Nearing the end of the play, Macduff seems to be Macbeth’s greatest enemy and the reason for his downfall. But in the film, Noriyasu is not even seen in Washizu’s death scene. Both Macbeth and Washizu see Macduff and Noriyasu as a threat after they do not show up to their feasts. Macbeth sends a hitman out to kill Macduff but ends up killing his family instead. So Macduff vows to take revenge on Macbeth and wants Macbeth to “Bring thou this fiend of Scotland and myself. Within my sword’s length set him.” (4.3:233-234). Macduff is the one that convinces Malcolm to reclaim the throne and unites the English and Scottish rebel armies together. Noriyasu and the fallen lord’s vengeful son Kanimaru come together to create an army against Washizu. Macduff later gets his revenge by fulfilling the weird sisters’ prophecy and killing Macbeth. In Throne of Blood, Noriyasu has almost nothing to do with Washizu’s death. The three weird sisters in Macbeth have different prophecies than the forest spirit in Throne of Blood. Both have the same prophecies for Macbeth and Washizu in their first meeting with the heroes. The

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