Macbeth feature article
Shakespeare does not give either character the opportunity to enjoy what they have achieved — perhaps suggesting that it is more satisfying to achieve your goals fairly than to achieve them through corruption. Their effort was worth it though, the finished film contains a number of spectacular sweeping shots that really suggest the camera is being blown around by the forces of nature, adding to the slightly unhinged feel to the film and its character's motivations. Macbeth was shown a path to power and despite his instincts the prophecy of the 3 acquaintances and the motivation of his wife led him to do things that one should never do. Poor Macbeth had been driven to the brink of insanity and the vast amounts of growing pains that he had to endure had a major effect on his mental state before his untimely death. To follow through with that, they would have to kill the present king. They kept on filling his head and making him feel inferior. They constantly would put these thoughts into his head, which began haunting him. They knew exactly how and what to say in order to gain power. Now whether Lady Macbeth was more to blame or not, and whether she is more evil or not are two completely different questions. Author: Michelle Kivett. He lectured for six years on theater studies at Stratford-upon-Avon College in the U.
All she saw was the end result which was gaining power. She uses her husband to feel that euphoria of masculinity and power.
What makes her more evil is the mind games she plays and the fact that she is not willing to commit the actual sin. Continue Reading. What thou wouldst highly That wouldst thou holily; wouldst not play false, And yet wouldst wrongly win. Ambition is like the sea wave, which the more you drink the more you thirst — drink too much, as men have done on rafts of wreck — it drives you mad.
Because it is unchecked by any concept of morality, It causes the downfall of both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and triggers a series of deaths, making ambition the driving force of the play. This suggests that a little ambition is alright, if not good and that it gets worse as you get more.
All hail Macbeth… Like many Shakespeare plays, Macbeth has appeared on screen several times before.
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