Macbeth Essay | Macbeth: A Comparison of the Play & Movie

This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of Macbeth.
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Macbeth: A Comparison of the Play & Movie

Summary: Examines the William Shakespeare play, Macbeth. Compares the film version directed by Roman Polanski, with the original text. Focuses on the similar theme of the struggle for power.
One of the central themes in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare is struggle for kingship. Throughout the pay and the movie (Polanski), several murders are planned and committed because of the struggle for kingship. Later on, due to the desire for revenge more deaths result and the cycle of struggle for kingship continues.

In the beginning of the pay, Macbeth in represented as the best person to be the next king, but he could only become the king if the current king "Duncan" dies ; therefore, Macbeth kills Duncan to be the kind with help from Lady Macbeth. In the movie, a handful of scenes enhance the greed and the madness for kingship which leads him to commit the murder of king Duncan.

Later on in the play, witches prophesy that Banquo will not be the king himself but he will be the...

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