The Tragedy of Macbeth

Does the song ¨iNSaNiTY" share similarity?

What is the story of Macbeth?

Macbeth the Shakespearean play (aka the "Scottish play) was written for King James of England and Scotland. The play itself is a tragedy and is about a tragic hero (see literary devices) Macbeth who was virtuous at the beginning but he(and his wife) later went insane because of the political power they gained from killing the king of Scotland, King Duncan


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.

literary Devices.

Aside: An Aside is when a character indirectly/directly speaks to let the audience know what they are thinking but the other characters does not hear them. A character can have another person or more in an aside to share without anyone knowing but the audience.

"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)

Pictures that coincide with Literary Devices

How does this song relate to Macbeth's Downfall

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PHpCywCcIA


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).

Art Connection. Morte di Giulio Cesare

How does piece art have anything with Macbeth? This is called Morte di Giulio Cesare and the artist responsible for its creation is Vincenzo Camuccini. The Painting itself is showing the assassination of Julius Caesar. Brutus was loyal till the end when he stabbed him. So was Macbeth to King Duncan. King Duncan was a great Humble leader loved by many. So was Ceaser. But eventually trouble was brewing and their death was nigh. Macbeth kills King Duncan like Brutus and others of the senate killed Caesar.