Macbeth

Isabela Gardner 3

Meeting the End of the Road?

As Macbeth met the end of the road, the question comes to my mind, "Who is to blame?" In my opinion, Lady Macbeth should be whom we should blame. In the beginning, Lady Macbeth wanted Macbeth to get rid of Duncan while he was still in their grasps, "O, never Shall the sun that morrow see! (Act 1.5.70-71)" Lady Macbeth was pressuring Macbeth to get the murder over with, "Such I account thy love. Art thou afeard To be the same in thine own act and valor As thou art in desire? (Act 1.7.44-46)" Macbeth not only killed Duncan but he killed the two guards that stood watch over Duncan's room. Lady Macbeth was surprised but at the same time very worried. Thereafter, Macbeth started acting out and she feared he would slip up and spill "the beans" in front of the guests. To cover up for him, Lady Macbeth makes up the excuse that he is unwell by the most recent news of Duncan's death, "Question enrages him. At onece, good night. (Act 3.4.148)" In the end, I think Lady Macbeth just wants to achieve full power of the kingdoms. But Lady Macbeth can never have full power because the power always stays with the family, for one, and is only for "Kings." Lady Macbeth was married into the family so she had really no jurisdiction, which upset her, Causing her to act out on Macbeth very aggressively.
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Sam Smith - Writing's On The Wall (from Spectre)

Writing's On The Wall

As the song begins, Smith sings,"But I feel like a storm is coming if I'm gonna make it through the day then there's no more use in running this is something I gotta face". This reminds me of Macbeth because after he had killed Duncan, under the pressure of his wife, he had to hide what he had done to anyone. As the song progresses Smith says the phrase, "For you I have to risk it all cause the writing's on the wall." I feel as if it pulls in line to how the writings on the walls are Lady Macbeth pressuring Macbeth to kill Duncan, and Macbeth doing what his love says. Macbeth unknowingly follows the "writings" and kills Duncan.

Movie: Gaslight (1944)

The Character that resembles Lady Macbeth the most is the husband, also known as Charles Boyer. Although in the movie, it is the husband that is manipulating the wife, the husband showed many of the same characteristics that Lady Macbeth was showing throught the book.
Gaslight (1944) Official Trailer - Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman Movie HD