Macbeth And Lady Macbeth By William Shakespeare Essay example

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William Shakespeare’s couples, both is his tragedies and comedies, are portrayed in various colors. But none are as famous as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Throughout many adaptations of the play, writers and directors show many themes surrounding the couple, and they remain consistent. But in Billy Morrissette’s Scotland, PA chooses to expand on the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth by changing aspects of the personalities and roles of Shakespeare’s most nefarious couple.
In the beginning of the film, the one of the first ideas Morrissette chooses to show is the initial relationship of Pat and Joe McBeth. They are seen kissing in front of the then-assistant manager intensely, which exemplifies the kind of relationship they have. This is a running theme throughout the first half of the film. Nearly every scene the audience sees them together in, they are physical. The couple is also shown to be supportive of each other, shown through one of Pat’s more memorable quotes: “We 're not bad people, Mac, just underachievers who have to make up for lost time.” The first half of the film portrays them jovially in that respect, they play off each other well. However, once Joe decides that “Banko (Banquo) is a problem,” their relationship is completely turned on its head. This is interesting to note, because it could also be considered the same point in the original play where the dynamic between Macbeth and his wife also changes, where he becomes more aggressive in securing…

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