Macbeth

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Macbeth

Macbeth

"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red" (II.II.421). When Macbeth says this to Lady Macbeth he is telling her that there is now no way to get rid of the evidence from the harm they have done to Duncan. Having a tattoo of your ex or past lover is just like this. Once you get it theres no way you can wash away the evidence. It will always be there to remind you of something you don't want to be reminded of.

Theme: Sins can never be forgotten

Symbol: Blood

Throughout Macbeth blood becomes a major symbol of the play. It symbolizes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's guilt of their murdering spree. In the play after Macbeth grieves about what he has done and realizes there is no way to get rid of the evidence, Lady Macbeth states, "My hands are of your colour; but I shame to wear a heart so white" (II.II.421). What she is saying is that she is just as guilty but is not worrying much about it as Macbeth is. Throughout the play you realize blood keeps reaccuring and is the symbol for guilt.

Setting: Macbeth's Castle

Macbeth has various settings. One major setting is Macbeth's castle. Duncan the king is coming to Macbeth's castle in Inverness to celebrate and praise Macbeth for becoming the new Thane of Cawdor. Lady Macbeth and Macbeth are talking about taking advantage of this and kill the king so Macbeth can become king. Once Duncan gets there he says, "This castle hath a pleasant seat, the air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses" (II.VI.417). The setting of the castle actually becomes dramatic and verbal irony. The king is saying how its a nice place to be but little does he know they're really planning on killing him there.

Macbeth

In the play Macbeth becomes a backstabber to Duncan. Duncan gives Macbeth the title Thane of Cawdor because his last Thane of Cawdor was planning on rebelling against him. But once given that title Macbeth wants to kill the king so he can become the king. "If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly. If the assassination could trammel up the consequence, and catch with his surcease success; that but this blow might be the be-all and the end-all here..." (I.VII.417). Here Macbeth is saying that if he could get away with killing the king he would do it. He later on is convinced by his wife and kills Duncan after he trusted him to be his Thane of Cawdor.

Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth is very ambitious for Macbeth to become king. She would pretty much do anything she had to for him to succeed. She goes to the extreme and kills everyone in Macbeths path to become king. "The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of Ducan under my battlements. Come, you spirits that tend on moral thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty" (I.V.416)! She wants to become a man in this situation and kill Duncan. This picture represents ambition. The fish is trying to get to the bigger bowl just like Lady Macbeth is trying to get her husband to a bigger title, King.

In this short scene Lady Macduff talks to Ross about her husband fleeing the land. "When our actions do not, our fears do make us traitors." Lady Macduff is saying that even if Macduff is not a traitor, he looks like one because he ran away. Lady Macduff thinks her husband is a traitor while Ross is trying to back him up and tell her she doesn't know the real reason why he left. She tells her son that his father is dead but he doesn't believe her. She also tells him that every liar and traitor should be hung. So shes basically saying that they should hang Macduff. A messenger comes and tells Lady Macduff and her son to leave because harm is getting close. The murderers come and ask Lady Macduff where her husband is. She responds, "I hope in no place so unsanctified where such as thou mayst find him." Shes basically told him that she hopes he's not anywhere where thugs like him can find him. The murder stabs the son and Lady Macduff flees.

Act IV, Scene II

I chose the song Viva La Vita by Coldplay because it talks about a king losing its power.

In this scene Malcolm and Macduff are talking about a possible planto fight against Macbeth.

The play Macbeth is very similar to the movie Dodgball. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth kill all the people that would have stopped Macbeth from becoming king. They're basically killing people so Macbeth can be on top. In the movie Dodgeball they have to eliminate all the other teams to become the champs and earn their money. They have to strategize and work with eachother to find out ways to win just like Macbeth and Lady Macbeth tried to strategize a way for Macbeth to become king. Struggling along the way The Adverage Joe's won the dodgeball tournament. They had to eliminate all the teams that were in their way of wnning. This modern day movie and Macbeth are very similar.

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