Macbeth's Tragedy

The Cursed Play

Happy Wife, Happy Life?

Macbeth was clearly the one to blame from the start for the murdering binge that occurred before, and after he reigned as king. But who was behind the scenes, controlling the operation? Lady Macbeth, who was at his ear the entire time, using persuasion and tricking his mentality to thinking that power is everything. She knew he had the ability to do the deed, but he needed a little extra push of confidence. She convinced him by making fun of his courage and his manliness. She will also defend him in any way possible to make sure her and her husbands claim to fame continue to climb. She is a power hungry woman who will do what she wants to get her and her loved ones to the top.

Hallelujah, Macbeth

The song ¨Hallelujah¨ is a song about love and sacrifice, and the second verse is about a man who kills to obtain love. This relates to Macbeth because part of the song explains ¨Well your faith was strong but you needed proof¨ (Hallelujah), which is like Macbeth. He wanted the power, but he didn't have the courage or state of mind to murder. He needed a push. The lyrics, "She broke your throne and she cut your hair. And from your lips she drew the hallelujah" (Hallelujah) describe a woman, much like Macbeth, who persuaded, almost torturing a man for him to kill for her. That persuasion was the "push" Macbeth needed. He soon went on to killing his faithful king, and many more, with the help of his wife, who pushed oppression. Their ache for dominance led to a darker love that soon led to their destruction.




Well I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
Well it goes like this:
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to her kitchen chair
And she broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

But baby I've been here before
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya
And I've seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Well there was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show that to me do ya
But remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya

And it's not a cry that you hear at night
It's not somebody who's seen the light
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSJbYWPEaxw

Snow White Heart

In the popular children's story Snow White, the evil queen is much like Lady Macbeth. While she rules her kingdom alone, she is deceitful and power hungry. Both women have the ambition to be to (and stay) queen. Both their tactics to getting what they want are more similar than you think. The ladies both have a thought that murder is key, but neither can do it themselves. And while Lady Macbeth has to persuade her husband to kill, the Evil Queen orders a skilled huntsman to do it instead, and threatens him. Another difference is that the Queen is motivated by her jealousy, yet still wants to stay on top. Both the Lady Macbeth and the Evil Queen have similar traits and goals.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkBio1cYW9Y

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