Macbeth

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Macbeth

MACBETH

"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand?" (II.ii.421). Macbeth asks if all the water in the ocean will clean his hands.

"Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to High Dunsinane Hill shall come against him" (IV.i.432). Macbeth will not be defeated until the woods come to Dunsinane.

" The insturments of darkness tell us truths, win us with honest trifles, to betray's in deep consequence" (I.iii.414). Banquo worries that the witches tell the two men some truth and some lies. They must decide what is reality and what is not.

" So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo! Banquo and Macbeth, all hail!" (I.iii.412). The wictches give both Macbeth and Banquo prophecies that will lead to future events.

"My hands are of your colour" (II.iii421). Lady Macbeth and Macbeth both have blood on their hands. They are both guilty of killing Duncan.

The scene starts with the three witches. One witch talks about how she cursed a woman and her husband for not giving the witch chestnuts. This shows the witches are evil and twisted. Macbeth and Banquo enter the scene. Banquo is confused on if the witches are human or not. The witches start to talk and hail Macbeth. They call him the Thane of Glamis, he already is, the Thane of Cawdor, he is not, and say he will be King. Banquo then wishes to know something about his future. He finds out he will be less but also greater than Macbeth, He will not be as happy but also happier. The last thing the witches tell him is that "thou shalt get kings, though thou be none" (I.iii.412). Macbeth wants to know more but the Weird Sisters disappear. Banquo questions if they can be trusted but Macbeth is caught up in the prophecies they have been told. Ross and Angus enter the scene to tell the men that Macbeth has just been named Thane of Cawdor. This means two out of the three things the witches told Macbeth are true. Banquo is still skeptical of what the sisters said while Macbeth seems to take it as all truth to be trusted.

Act 3 Scene 4It is the banquet and one of the murderers tells Macbeth that Banquo is dead but Fleance has escaped. Lady Macbeth gets Macbeth to come back to the party. All the Thanes hope Banquo will come even though Macbeth knows he is dead. The ghost of Banquo arrives and Macbeth goes insane and starts ranting very loudly. Lady Macbeth pulls him aside and asks " Are you a man?" to which Macbeth answers "Ay, and a bold one, that dare look on that which might appal the devil" (III.iv.428). Lady Macbeth tells the men at the table to not pay attention to Macbeth or he will get angry and his fit will continue. When the ghost re-enters Macbeth goes into another fit. Lady Macbeth hastily sends the thanes away. Macbeth says he will go see the witches to find out what will happen and get more information. His last line is "we are yet but young in deed" (III.iv.429). He is saying they are still beginners at crime and this is yet to be over.

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A song that thematically connects with Macbeth is Papercut by Linkin Park. The song connects with theme of paranoia and not being able to sleep. In Macbeth, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are not able to sleep becuase of the deeds they have done. The song talks about being paranoid and not being able to sleep. When a person is stressed or fearful sleep is tough to come by. The person in both the song and the play feel stressed and guilty of what they have done. Also, the song goes "But I know just what it feels like to have voice in the back of my head" which Macbeth has happen to him (Linkin Park). Macbeth hears a voice saying "' Glamis hath murder sleep, and therefore Cawdor shall sleep no more" (II.ii.421). The voices can only be heard by Macbeth. All those around him think he is going crazy. Macbeth is very paronoid of everyone around him thinking even his best friend must be gotten rid of.Hearing voices and not being able to sleep are common in both the song and the play.

Commonly The Lion King is comapred to Hamlet, but this beloved kids movie can also be compared to Macbeth. The commons theme in both is good verses evil. In The Lion King the good is Simba and Mufasa and the evil is Scar. In Macbeth the good is Malcolm, Duncan, and Macduff while the evil is Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In The Lion King Scar kills Mufasa to get power. This leads to Simba fleeing. In Macbeth, Macbeth kills Duncan and Malcolm flees to England. Both murders where planned. Both sons who fleed eventually come back to fight. In The Lion King Simba comes back for revenge for his father. Macduff comes back for revenge for his family. In the end, both Scar and Macbeth loose their battle and the rightfull heir is returned to their throne.


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