Review of Macbeth

Review of Macbeth

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“Something wicked this way comes!” The Dark twisted Scottish play was written by the one and only W. Shakespeare. Shakespeare tells a tale of Macbeth a man seeking power by climbing on dead bodies resulting in him becoming king. As the bodies fell so did Macbeth sanity. Macbeth has got to be my favorite of all his plays; I just have soft spot for characters going crazy. 

In 1603 after the death of Queen Elizabeth, the next ruler became King James the son of Queen Mary of Scott. Some individuals were not particularly happy with this decision so there was a huge revolt that led to Guy Fawkes gunpowder plot of 1605(remember remember the 5th of November). The plot failed, but with that Shakespeare took this chance to create a play about political corruption and a country torn in a mass power struggle plus witches. 

Macbeth is considered to be Shakespeare shortest of all his tragedies do to a lot of cuttings. Also, it seems that history states that King James did not like long plays (He and I have something in common). He also liked the supernatural which explains the three witches. It’s true he wrote a whole book about demons and curses; everyone has their hobbies. A fun fact the three women in the play are never called witches but called the weird sisters. Because of the “witches”, ghost, evil spells, and plenty of murder others believe that this play is cursed and the true name should never be spoken in any theatre.

Some of my favorite parts would have to be the dagger monologue. Is the digger there is it not there. Does the dagger represent is thoughts of actually chasing after his goal. What does it mean? Another there’s the Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s relationship. Lady Macbeth makes up for the lack of initiative that her husband and is the one to persuade him to kill the king, but later on feels guilty for the deed. This creates a role reversal in their relationship because Lady Macbeth was forward one and Macbeth was not, but Macbeth becomes the dominant one and Lady Macbeth docile. I love it so much.

Shakespeare beauty is hidden within his words making a psychopathic homicidal maniac so sympathetic and feel sort of bad for him. The play also question fate do we have free will or are puppets to our destinies. If Macbeth did not meet the weird sisters would he have still decided to down path of blood? Would Lady Macbeth still push him to become king? These are the kind thing I love about Shakespeare’s work is that he kind of leaves these question in the air for other people think about. He also questions ambition is okay to go after what you want or should find your limits because the world needs ambitious people to get things done. However, in result will create a insanity within the person or in the population just like in the play.  

I love this play and I hope someday I will get to see a live production of this wonderful piece of work.

My Review of​ Gone With the Wind

My Review of​ Gone With the Wind

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God’s Nightgown! In 1936 Margret Mitchell publishes the epic war romance tale of the south in America during the civil war.  It was a trailblazer that took over the country. It sold 28,000,000 copies across the globe. The book was filled with passion, romance, and tears. There’s not a single boring moment in the book and you’ll be absorbed in Mitchell elegant and yet simple writing. It’s a wonderful read. The book came so popularly that year the very next to the motion picture made to the screen featuring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, and Olivia de Havilland. The film became equally popular as the book.

The story revolves around the life of Scarlett O’Hara a young rich naive daughter of a plantation owner. She is so used to living a certain life when the civil war Scarlet life just turns upside down. We the reader witness the struggles and trials that Scarlett has to endure from the start to the end of the civil war. She shed herself from the old southern ways into a new era in order to keep stability in her life. We get to also learn about an important moment in American history.

Scarlet O’Hara is probably the meanest, ignorant, and greediest character out in literary history. She’s the type of character who is very mean, but you love her because she is so mean. She will lie, cheat, and steal to get what she wants. She uses people even people who are kind to her like Melonie her only “friend” through the whole book until she dies at the end. Her heart is black especially as you progress through the book. The way she reacted and spoke when shot and killed that Union soldier sounded almost psychopathic. I know after everything she been through she has all the rights to be angry and stressed, but my god she pressed her heel of her shoe into the bullet wound that killed him. In the beginning, she was a dumb kid trying to get the boy she like attention and then towards the end she becomes cold, sad, broken, and alone, but that seems more like a justice considering how terrible of a person she was to deal with. I did like this book though it’s not my favorite. I will give Scarlet this she is independent and can take of self and her people, but that’s not saying much.

Marget Mitchel somehow made me feel bad for Scarlet and those fighting for the cause a word that is used a lot in the book cause and darkies. With proper wording, Mitchell illustrated the landscape, the people, and those peoples feeling that you would weep for them, but their pro-slavery so sympathy has limits. How Mitchel new how to paint a pretty picture inside your head and feel heartbroken. This woman could describe a flies butt crack and you would still weep that how good she is. She made for a second feel bad for one of the characters who later join the KKK. She uses simple phrases in eloquence you can feel every bit of desire coming from every single world. The heat was pouring from the pages.  It would make sense if the book had passion and desire since it was war, romance, and survival.

Now when the book was published there were issues with the book. For one thing, people said that Mitchell over romanticises the civil war saying she glorified what went down. There was also the most obvious one the racism. Mitchell kind of made it sound that slavery was not all that bad for Africans making it sound like fantasy wonderland. Where the slaves were happy and everything was alright in the world. There was also weird tone shifts one moment Scarlet would say something racist then sound like a  feminist. One minute she’ll say  Someone should whip those blackies until their back bleed to Why can’t a woman speak her mind?, I’m paraphrasing a little, but it would not surprise me if that was a literal quote. There were a lot of parts of that book that uncountable.  I know that’s how they talked back then, I knew what I was getting myself to when I started the book, but I can’t control how I felt.

Anyway like I said I enjoyed the book it was a terrific read I could not put it down. Thank you. Goodbye.