Macbeth: the Tragedy
By: Alicia Atkinson
0:15-can't control myself
0:26-all that they can drink and it will never be enough
1:16-human wreckage that you love
"Blood" -My Chemical Romance
Well they encourage your complete cooperation
Send you roses when they think you need to smile
I can't control myself because I don't know how
And they love me for it honestly I'll be here for a while
So give them blood, blood, gallons of the stuff
Give them all that they can drink and it will never be enough
So give them blood, blood, blood
Grab a glass because there's going to be a flood
A celebrated man amongst the gurneys
They can fix me proper with a bit of luck
The doctors and the nurses they adore me so
But it's really quite alarming cause I'm such an awful ****
(Why thank you!)
I gave you blood, blood, gallons of the stuff
I gave you all that you can drink and it has never been enough
I gave you blood, blood, blood
I'm the kind of human wreckage that you love!
When Macbeth finds out that Macduff is forming a rebel army in England to take back Scotland, Macbeth becomes mad and kills Macduff's wife and son, "The castle of Macduff I will surprise, Seize upon Fife, give to the edge o' the sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls That trace him in his line" (4.1.173-176). Macbeth kills Macduff's wife and son because Macbeth can't reach Macduff to kill him. This is a tragedy because Lady Macduff and her son really didn't have to die, it was Macduff Macbeth wanted, and since Macduff was gone his wife and son had to perish.
When Macbeth is waiting for his cue to kill King Duncan, he hears his cue which is the bell ringing in the castle, but not only is it a cue, it symbolizes that it is time for him to go and it is time for Duncan's death. When Macbeth hears the bell he says to himself out loud, "I go, and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell That summons thee to heaven, or to hell" (2.1.71-73).
The night King Duncan is going to die, Banquo and Fleance start having bad dreams and Banquo especially has dreams about the witches. To make the bad dreams go away Banquo prays, "A heavy summons lies like lead upon me, And yet I would not sleep. Merciful powers, Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature Gives way to in repose!" (2.1.8-11). This uneasy feeling tells the readers that something bad I going to happen. And something bad is about to happen: Duncan's death. That is why this scene is foreshadowing.