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Macbeth - 3

  • Date Submitted: 11/16/2012 02:54 AM
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Macbeth is a haunting, Shakespearean tragedy that tells a tale of ambition and greed gone horribly awry, that continues to influence storytelling today. The play features many plot twists, references to the supernatural, interesting characters and is set in dreary, gothic, Scotland. In 1998, Sam Raimi made a film based on a book of the same name, called A Simple Plan (1998). Although generally dissimilar in plot, characters and setting, there are some similarities that {warrant} {a closer look}. The plot of A Simple Plan (1998) suggests important similarities to that of Macbeth. The characters, while fewer of them, have similar feelings, and experience comparable losses. Finally, the drama plays out both in interior and exterior locations.
The plot of A Simple Plan (1998) suggests important similarities to that of Macbeth. In Macbeth, the plot revolves around Macbeth’s greed for the throne of Scotland, which causes both he and his wife to be involved in murder. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth killed Duncan and his guards at Glamis. Once crowned King, he cannot stop killing, so he kills feared rivals, such as Banquo, Fleance, and Macduff’s family. He cannot stop himself. In A Simple Plan, one murder is not enough, and Hank and his brother reluctantly kill others in order to secure the financial windfall discovered in the crash plane. Hank and Jacob kill Dwight Stephanson, Jacob’s best friend Lou and his wife, and they cause the death of Sherrif Carl. Hank kills the FBI pretender, Agent Baxter, and finally his brother, Jacob, at his request, to end his pain, and ensure the money remains safe for them. The plot of A Simple Plan (1998) suggests important similarities to that of Macbeth.
The characters, while fewer of them, have similar feelings, and experience comparable losses. In Macbeth, the play revolves around Macbeth’s greed for the throne of Scotland. Macbeth is a brave man, who everyone valued. Lady Macbeth is Macbeth’s wife and is quite intelligent. She plots out...

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