Essay Macbeth: Macbeth and Macbeth Play Macbeth

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English Macbeth Notes
PLOT
At the banquet, a murderer arrives and reports to Macbeth just as the dinner guests begin to arrive. He informs Macbeth that Banquo is dead but Fleance has escaped. Shaken, Macbeth thanks him for what he has done and arranges another meeting on the following day. The murderer leaves and Macbeth returns to the feast.
Looking over the table, Macbeth declares that the banquet would be perfect if only Banquo were present. At this point Banquo's ghost appears unobserved and takes Macbeth's seat. The guests urge Macbeth to sit and eat with them but Macbeth says that the table is full. When Lennox points to Macbeth's empty seat, Macbeth is shocked to see Banquo’s ghost. He addresses the ghost, saying, "Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake / Thy gory locks at me" (49-50). The guests, confused by his behavior, think that he is ill. Lady Macbeth reassures them, however, by saying that he has had similar fits since youth and that he will soon be well. She draws Macbeth aside and attempts to calm him by asserting that the vision is merely a “painting of [his] fear”—just like the dagger he saw earlier (60). Ignoring her, Macbeth charges the ghost to speak but it disappears. After Lady Macbeth scolds him for being "unmanned in folly" (73), Macbeth returns to his guests and claims that he has "a strange infirmity," which they should ignore (85).
Just as the party resumes and Macbeth is offering a toast to Banquo, the ghost reappears. As Macbeth once again bursts out in a speech directed at the ghost, Lady Macbeth tries to smooth things over with the guests. In response to Macbeth’s exclamation that he sees sights that make his cheeks “blanched with fear,” Ross asks what sights Macbeth means (114). Lady Macbeth asks the guests to leave, since Macbeth's "illness" seems to be deteriorating. Alone with Lady Macbeth, Macbeth expresses his deep anxieties and vows to return to the Weird Sisters.
MACBETH CONTEXT Comparison
Macbeth Play
Macbeth Film written around 1606, during the Renaissance era of Elizabethan England – kingdom – battlefield

more modern and current setting to tailor to the wants of the current generation– kitchen – waste land/dump
Thane of Glamis - macbeth high class chef – joe macbeth three witches three garbage men
Symbolism – blood comes to symbolize their guilt, and they begin to feel that their crimes have stained them in a way that cannot be washed clean
Symbolism is widely used in the film – knife holder looks like crown (introduces charater) blood - Blood symbolizes the guilt that sits like a permanent stain on the consciences of both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
The plot of Macbeth retold is kept similar to the original play to capture the very essence of it of course.
A chef and his restaurant-hostess wife resort to murder to take ownership of a high-class Glaswegian restaurant.
Shakespearean/old English modern English explore the themes of loyalty, the supernatural, ambition, power, violence, guilt, disorder, and that actions hold consequences and theses consequences will be faced. explore the themes of loyalty, the supernatural, ambition, power, violence, guilt, disorder, and that actions hold consequences and theses consequences will be faced.
Prophecy – Macbeth will become queen, no man born of woman can harm Macbeth
Prophecy – joe would become head chef
Visions and hallucinations recur throughout the play and serve as reminders of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s killings – banquet scene
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Themes- The Corrupting Power of Unchecked Ambition
The Relationship Between Cruelty and Masculinity
The Difference Between Kingship and Tyranny
Themes- The Corrupting Power of Unchecked Ambition
The Relationship Between Cruelty and Masculinity
The Difference Between Kingship and Tyranny

Themes
Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work.
The Corrupting Power of Unchecked Ambition
The main theme of Macbeth—the destruction wrought…