Comparing Tragedy Of Macbeth 'And Throne Of Blood'

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VAaron Grijalva
Mr Ortiz
English 12
26 February 2017
Unit 3: Comparison Essay William Shakespeare’s play “The Tragedy of Macbeth” is portrayed similarly by the Japanese film Throne of Blood. Both stories are easily comparable as you can analyze many similarities and differences. The similarities and differences of the characters in the stories however, are what is most comparable. The main characters from The Tragedy of Macbeth are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, while Washizu and Asaji are the main characters in The Throne of Blood. These characters are the protagonists of the stories, as they represent the idea of a Tragic Hero. The relationship of the couple is affected due to their quest for more power, which is a great example of the characters’ comparisons. Macbeth and Banquo from The Tragedy of Macbeth and Washizu and Miki from The Throne of Blood are also comparable characters as they share many similarities and differences. It can also be argued that these characters are foils of each other, who influence the story in both versions. The three witches from The Tragedy of Macbeth and the ominous spirit from The Throne of Blood are also very comparable
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These characters are foils to each other in both stories. Macbeth has Banquo killed in The Tragedy of Macbeth just like Washizu kills Miki in The Throne of Blood. Both Macbeth and Washizu kill Banquo and Miki in order to stop their children from taking their spot on the throne. Washizu and Macbeth both kill in their selfish lust for power and fear of losing it. Macbeth was regretful soon after having Banquo killed and he eventually went insane from all the weight he felt on his shoulders. Macbeth’s breaking point is when the ghost of banquo appears to him and he finally loses it. The Throne of Blood differs from The Tragedy of Macbeth here because Washizu did not show the same regret and guilt when killing