He is filled with thoughts of betrayal and is eager to become King. He is unsure if he should act upon getting the title or if it will just end up in his hands. Shakespeare has incorporated the use of Pathetic fallacy constantly throughout the entire play to reflect emotions and events. He outlines this technique on the gathering of the three witches where they only appear in darkness and during thunderstorms. It establishes a gloomy and bleak atmosphere and foreshadows the horrifying events that are to occur further on in the play.
According to horror novelist, Stephen King, phobic Pressure points are the fears the audiences share of keynote things, like the dark, spiders, and isolation. Early horror films, such as James Whale's, Frankenstein (1931), are posted in remote, European villages, where the secluded forests, and foreign people, adds to the isolation of the spooky castle on the hill. Traditional horror settings, like this, motivate the viewers phobic 'pressure points' by inducing them into the deranged and horrific reality of the characters. The isolation omits the victims out of reach of the authorities, which the edgy audience would hastily bid if danger threatened themselves. This leaves the watchers feeling feeble and without control.
In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth guilt strongly affects Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as it is shown through the emotions, the murder and the suicide. The changes of Macbeth’s emotions demonstrates how guilt develop within him. Through Macbeth aggressiveness he demonstrates the cause of his guilt. Macbeth, no longer acts like his past self, and violently kills Duncan. This betrayal that he demonstrates,
Macbeth is associated with the witches as they are waiting for him and their riddles mirror his opening remark to Banquo. Jack is the leader of the choir who, when first introduced, are associated with darkness and presented as some kind of a creature/beast. Both presentations of Macbeth and Jack in the beginning of both texts creates a negative atmosphere where the readers already think of them as bad characters who will do wrong, this is down to the presentational devices of the writer who has decided to portray the characters purposely in that particular way. In both texts, power is linked with the breakdown of morality. Both Macbeth and Jack desire power too much, they get hungry for it and it becomes a corrupting force.
The prologue inevitably ends with a Shakespearean rhyming couplet just as the tragedy will always end in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, 'Death-marks of love'. The juxtaposition of the words 'death' and 'love', shows Shakespeare's beliefs that love isn't just a sweet thing, but also a deadly one. At the start of Act 3 scene 1, we are informed that it's set in a public place and are immediately reminded of the Prince's warning, 'if ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace'. This immediately creates a tense atmosphere as the audience anticipate conflict. Throughout the play, the Prince is used as a voice of reason.
Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s shortest, but most enduring tragedies. It centers on the notion that the lust for power, and committing a betrayal has a profoundly negative impact on everything in the betrayers life. As one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, Macbeth has been reimagined many times. However, Billy Morrissette's movie adaptation of the Macbeth, (Scotland , PA) is one of the most distant adaptations from the original Shakespearean tragedy. This film was written by a first-time director, Billy Morrissette, and depicts the familiar story in a surprisingly different form.
They both have various similarities and differences and these comparisons say a great deal about both of their characters. Now, a key difference between Banquo and Macbeth is that Macbeth is already obviously a representation of the Machiavellian concept. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get what he wants, in this case, the prestigious title, King. As soon as the three witches give him his prophecy, he is engulfed with the hunger, the desire of power. Due to this unrestrained burst of ambition, Macbeth turns to darkness and he begins to act on his thoughts even though when Banquo asks if he ever thinks about the witches’ prophecy, he denies it all.
Similarly, in Act 2, scene 1, Macbeth goes to murder Duncan. This sets the dark atmosphere for the whole of Act 2. The settings used in Act 1 and 2 are very effective in creating the stereotypical gothic atmosphere. The witches appear in Act 1, scene 1 in a “desolate place” and in scene 3 on a “heath.” Witches are conventionally placed in wild landscapes that are mysterious and in deserted locations. Using locations such as the heath, creates a sense of isolation and secrecy, and highlights the fact that the witches are separated from the rest of the characters and society.
Without a doubt, guilt plays a big role in Macbeth by Shakespeare. It gives motivation for characters to do uncommon things. It forces the character to dwell on the situation and rethink their actions. It removes any and all sense of judgment. While looking at that dark inner feeling that motivates and haunts an individual in reality and even in dreams, guilt, a huge aspect of Shakespeare's writing style will forever shun readers for many centuries to
It is the combination of these key ingredients and mysteries that make Macbeth so compelling. Indeed, one of the most compelling things in the play is Macbeth himself. As the plays titular character, one would expect him to play a large part but the ways in which he compels the plot and reader go above and beyond expectation. Throughout the course of the play, we see Macbeth’s journey from a highly regarded battle hero to a despised tyrant, from a level headed army captain to a cold impulsive King. We witness this through the comments of the other characters in the play.