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"Macbeth", is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare.

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"Macbeth" "Macbeth", is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. We know it is a tragedy as the hero dies, and in this case it is Macbeth. Macbeth is influenced to kill Duncan by the witches and even his own wife Lady Macbeth. In the Elizabethan times most women were said to be witches. A suspected witch would be pricked with a special needle to see if she was immune from pain. The marks in insensitive places were the spots where the witch's demons sucked blood. It was also said to believe that water would not swallow evil and so witchcraft could be decided by trail of water, if the body would float in water, they were hung, but if they sunk then they ran the risk of drowning. Analysing both versions the witches in Macbeth on the Estate are firstly signified by black smoke appearing through a shot of the modern estate. ...read more.


The dolls around can be represented as voodoo dolls and the mask that is hung up is portrayed to be a chilling deception. The witches are shown to be looking into the future by the representation of a mirrors likewise they are materialised to be intellectual by a book of spells set beside them. When Lady Macbeth is seen in the baby's room, she is shown playing with her child's toy, which is connected with the witches with the voodoo dolls, as the voodoo dolls are also represented with death. Lady Macbeth's dress and hair in is connection with the black smoke shown at the estate, as this portrays a mysterious, unseen immortal. Both of the Lady Macbeth's show good qualities to even if they call to the witches. The Lady Macbeth in the Estate is shown to have these traits by half her face in the light and the Lady Macbeth in Polanski's version is shown by not directly calling to the witches. ...read more.


Windy, gloomy conditions appear in both the films when the witches are around. I think Lady Macbeth is the one to blame for this fatal tragedy as she was the one who persuaded Macbeth to kill Duncan. However, Lady Macbeth is not seen as the witch, she is shown to be going to lengths to pleasing her husband. She is not the one who murders Duncan however Lady Macbeth is the one who finally convinces Macbeth too out of power and love. "Fair is foul, and foul is fair:" sets in the themes of the play, the paradoxes portrays witchcraft and the supernatural and also representing something good and evil in tie with appearance vs. Reality. Concluding, I think the version, which was easy for the audience to understand and was simple was the polanski version as of the language, accent, costume and settings. Even though the estate version was modern it was harder to understand and less motivating. By Heenal 10n ...read more.

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