The Tragedy of Macbeth
Does the song ¨iNSaNiTY" share similarity?
What is the story of Macbeth?
Macbeth even saw apparitions before he murdered King Duncan, a vision of a floating dagger "A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed mind?"(Macbeth 2.1.47-48). He had a fit over the ghost of a friend he had killed, Banquo. "Were the graced person of our Banquo present; Who may I rather challenge for unkindness" (Macbeth 3.4.40-43). Lady Macbeth was even said to be growing to be insane by the Doctor, "This disease is beyond my practise: yet I have known those which have walked in their sleep who have died holily in their beds" (5.1.65-67). At that time in age the insane didn't really have a diagnosis so this is the closets that we can get at to an actual diagnosis.
"Glamis, and Thane of Cawdor! The greatest is behind."(1.2.133-134) Macbeth realizes that he has more power than before and that part of the witches prophecies are coming true.
Euphemism: replacing a "harsh" or "blunt" word with something more, subtle.
We see a euphemism when the Drunken porter is giving a soliloquy. " it makes him, and it mars him; it sets him on, and it takes him off..."(2.3.32-34) here the Porter is talking about how on can partake of to drink but ruin the rest of the evening.
Alliteration: An Alliteration is the repeating of words, letter or sound. "Fair is foul, and foul is fair." (1.1.10)
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How does this song relate to Macbeth's Downfall
The song iNSaNiTY was created by vocaloid a group of musicians that sing in japanese and have a lot of influence from japanese culture. This song in particular is someone lose all sanity because of something they did. This song can directly connect with Macbeth in the aspect of someone going insane because of their guilt which they harbour. (Now as a warning this song is translated from Japanese to English. So it will have some grammatical errors.) in the chorus the lines "Captivity like the corruption is continuing"can be looked at as how both Macbeth and his wife are insane and how there is no cure as stated by the doctor. We can even say that the lyrics "Psychopath a care free life"(also in the chorus) can connect with Macbeth even believes that no one born naturally can defeat him as we see here. "Thou was born of a woman. But Swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn, Brandished by that's of a woman born."(5.7.18-20).