scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,800
I am comparing two key scenes of two different productions of Macbeth The first is by Roman Polanski and the second is called Macbeth On The Estate Roman Polanskis version is true to the play It is set in the same time and all the clothes and language are as they would have been back then Macbeth On The Estate is a modern day adoption of the play It is set in a council estate and is about a gang war and the characters carry guns and wear modern day clothes In the murder scene in the Polanski version it is set in a castle and Polanski uses a thunderstorm to set the atmosphere This is pathetic fallacy In this version Duncan was portrayed as a kind gentle old man yet a little nave Macbeth stands on his balcony thinking about whether to kill Duncan then finally decides against it That we but teach bloody instructions which being taught return to plague the inventor We shall proceed no further in this business He tells Lady Macbeth he isnt going to do it After this Lady Macbeth begins to mock Macbeth and belittle him She questions his manhood and she nags him She has a worried voice and is crying as Lady Macbeth follows him through the party She is saddened and disappointed and tries to make him feel guilty I dare do all that may become a man who dares do more is none Macbeth says he is a man but what if they fail Lady Macbeth reassures him and tells him that they wont fail But screw your courage to the sticking place and well not fail Macbeth imagines there is a dagger before him It is an apparition but we can see the image of the dagger even though it is in his mind Macbeth tries to grab it but his hand goes through it
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA