The Tragedy of Macbeth

by Jaydon Piburn

Wicked Witches

Though Macbeth encounters the witches only a few times, he is still very persuaded by what they have to say in the prophecies which eventually cause Macbeth's downfall. When he first meets the witches, they claim "Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!" (1.3.54-55). The second prophecy states that "Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!" (1.3.56-57). The third prophecy tells him that although Macbeth will be king, his friend Banquo's kids shall be king after him. The last prophecy upsets Macbeth because it shows him that his children will not sit on the throne. The causes him to be self conscious of his new power and his "fears in Banquo stick deep, and in his royalty of nature reigns that which would be feared" (3.1.53-55). This causes Macbeth to want to kill his best friend and murder his children so that part of the prophecy can't come true. After Macbeth was awarded with the title of thane of cawdor, he realized that the witches prophecy came true. This caused Macbeth to want the rest of the prophecy's to come true. Therefore, driving Macbeth mad.

Macbeth and the plastics

The movie Mean Girls is about a group of three girls who will do anything to become as popular as they can be, even if that means ruining someones life. The three girls in the group; Regina George, Karen Smith, and Gretchen Wieners, resemble the three witches in Macbeth. In the movie, Cady Heron gives Regina George a taste of her own medicine by ruining her life. In the play Macbeth, the three witches ruin Macbeth's life by making him into a power hungry, insure person. In the movie Cady says " You made me like this" (cite) this can be said for Macbeth; the three witches turned Macbeth into a different person just like the plastics changed Cady. The witches slowly changed Macbeth, they don't care what they do because " Fair is foul, and foul is fair" (1.1.12). The plastics say whatever, do whatever and act however they want because they don't care how much actions and words can change someone. The plastics and the witches both ruin someones life.
Mean Girls - Trailer

It drives you insane

The song You know you like it by DJ Snake represents the play Macbeth because in the song it states "You know you like it but it drives you insane" which resembles Macbeth problem. Macbeth is power hungry, he "likes" it but it drives him "insane". The song then goes on to say " What you want, what you gonna do?" those song lyrics describe Macbeth wondering if killing someone is the right thing to do and if its really what he wants.
DJ Snake, AlunaGeorge - You Know You Like It (Audio)