A simile I can t come up with Not Jo She speaks a raw undecorated truth unfit for figurative language And there s certainly nothing wrong with that Once in a great while when you get neck deep in dandified pomo hijinks it s a nice wallow in the hog pen you re itchin for Thank you Jo I love you and your futile grasping at similes that can t approach the bilious hatred in your heart You are mine and I am yours Figuratively speaking of course And now here s my review Macbeth by William Shakespeare is the greatest literary work in the English language and anyone who disagrees is an asshole and a dumbhead Macbeth is Shakespeare s darkest play not only because of the restricted palette of its images shades of black varied with bright red blood but also because in the play s world of warfare and witchcraft its hero is half damned from the start Inured to violence prone to superstition Macbeth struggles with the hags predictions in the depth of his soul But his wife fiercely ambitious never struggles When he is haunted by his imagination she is steadfast preparing verything looking after the details urging him on It is only afterward when he is thoroughly damned coldly vicious that she finds she cannot wash Duncan s blood off from her handsAmong other things this play is the portrait of a good marriage If that is a good marriage can be made in hell highlights of this play include but are not limited to the witches they are the original halloween weens they are serving some major spooky realness also they went and haunted a woman just because she wouldnt share her hazelnuts that is the Rabiosa exact level of petty that i aspire to be lady macbeth honestlyverything she says Sculpting Making a Toddler Doll especially to her husband is so savage she doesnt want to be a ueen she wants to be the ueen and her first scene is iconic unsex me yaaassss ditch those bonds of femininity be the murderous biotch we all want you to be how someone born by a c section is the key factor for determining the outcome of pretty muchverything soooo random lol that the Soldados del Multiverso: Guerreros del pasado (Guerras del Multiverso n 2) english army thought they could hide behind tree branches and sneak up on macbeth for a surprise attack the fact the macbeth believed it and actually thought it was the forest what yougg is now my go to insult 45 stars There are two reasons to love this playThe first reason is Lady Macbeth Man that girl has got it goin on Have you On Disgust ever found yourself in the running for say a new position that s opened up at your company a position for which you along with one of yourually worthy colleagues perhaps might ualify You may not have given much thought to your professional advancement before but now that this promotion has been dangled before you it has ignited a spark of ambitious desire Imagine the possibilities And it is just within your graspif only there were a way to A Dirty Wedding Night: A Dirty Rockstar Romance Collection (Dirty, Book 2.5) edge out the competition Maybe you could sabotage a project he s working on Or you could discredit him by rumoring of his incompetence Better yet you could off him in the parking garage Butach of these strategies reuires a certain level of gumption to New Menopausal Years execute a level notveryone possesses This is where it pays to be married to Lady Macbeth All she would need is a mere mention of this potential uptick in your career path and she s off and running drafting the schematics telling you where to stand just outside the stairwell across from his car within Faja (Naslouchač, easy reach of the tire iron lying in the corner that can be used while he s distractedly sifting through his keys Why doesn t she do it herself you ask Well why should she It s not her job Her job is to support you to boost your confidence to supply that additional gumption You re the one who has to do the dirty workLady Macbeth is an amazing character I ve seen reviews on here that criticize her for being the morally reprehensible of the two protagonists planting ideas in her husband s head that he would not have otherwise formedncouraging him toward vil deeds that he would not have otherwise committed I disagree She may have made a mistake helping to plan Duncan s murder but if anything Lady Macbeth is the one with her moral faculties still intact she xhibits a profound sense of remorse at the nd of the play that Macbeth recognizes as nothing short of an ailment #FOR WHICH TO SEEK A CURE #which to seek a cure Macbeth is off slaughtering anyone who might threaten his regal standing his wife is at home rubbing the fuck out of her hands until the blisters xplode and she suffocates in a pool of her own pusThe second reason to love this play is the Hearts Farthings elouence of the language There are passages in this play that describe humanmotion so briefly yet so profoundly it triggers goosebumps These are some of my favorites On The Mount Shasta Mission expressing one s grief What man ner pull your hat upon your brows Give sorrow words the grief that does not speakWhispers the o Little Darlings er fraught heart and bids it break On not havingnough gumption Yet do I fear thy nature It is too full o the Milk Of Human KindnessTo Catch The Nearest Way Thou Wouldst of human kindnessTo catch the nearest way thou wouldst great Art not without ambition but withoutThe illness should attend it On contemplating ambition s worth Nought s had all s spentWhere our desire is got without content Tis safer to be that which we destroyThan by destruction dwell in doubtful joy On being past the point of no return All causes shall give way I am in bloodStepp d in so far that should I wade no Returning were as tedious as go o r On the futility of life Life s but a walking shadow a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stageAnd then is heard no it is a taleTold by an idiot full of sound and furySignifying nothing On the finality of death There s nothing serious in mortalityAll is but toys renown and grace is dead The wine of life is drawn and the mere leesIs left this vault to brag of I said in the comments section of my Hamlet review that I was preferring Hamlet to Macbeth While I think I prefer the character of Hamlet to that of Macbeth I no longer stand by that statement in terms of the play itself Macbeth really is a masterpiece By the pricking of my thumbs Something wicked this way comes Shakespeare s shortest tragedy is also one of his most powerful Macbeth s lust for power is compulsory when confronted with the witches prophesy he is drawn into the tragedy as if he were a runaway train on tracks He must fulfill his ambition To morrow and to morrow and to morrowCreeps in this petty pace from day to dayTo the last syllable of recorded time And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death Macbeth is a tragic hero but like Richard III is also villain and like Milton Shakespeare immerses his audience in a character study of dark shadows By casting the lot and allowing his tragedy to live out to its necessarily bloody conclusion Shakespeare was drawing on primal heartstrings that people of his time and people for all time can relate At the black heart of this play is a fear of death and yet
A Perverse And Paradoxical Fascination With It perverse and paradoxical fascination with it well Stars hide your fires Let not light see my black and deep desires Though written and produced in the late 1500s and arly 1600s originally the subject involves witchcraft and sorcery and harkens to a pagan past not too long lost on the folks sitting at the Globe No doubt ancient family legends and folk tales still resounded in dank cellars and back rooms and the imagery and symbolism Shakespeare used to such potent ffect served as a chilling contrast with the Christian spectators The inchoate curse of guilt for naked ambition is a theme readily apparent Out out brief candle Life s but a walking shadow a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and is heard no It is a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury signifying nothing Lady Macbeth is one of the great female characters in literature Her role as a temptress and wily beneficiary of the ruthless plan and her ventual abysmal fall is one that resounds with readers and audiences to this day Things without all remedy should be without regard what s done is don. D familiar to Shakespeare and his contemporaries However the story of Macbeth as told by Shakespeare bears no relation to real vents in Scottish history as Macbeth was an admired and able monarch. ,
Ladies and gentlemen may I present A Thing You Probably Didn t Want But Are Going To Get Anyway Macbeth in GIFsWitches King Duncan to Macbeth Macbeth to King secretly Lady Macbeth Macbeth Lady Macbeth to Macbeth Macbeth to Duncan Everyone Malcom and Donalbain Macbeth Macbeth to Banuo Macbeth Fleance Malcolm to Macduff Macduff and Malcom Macbeth Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth Macbeth Army Macbeth Macbeth Witches Everyone Years after first adding this to my Shakespeare shelf I finally sat down and did it So here long overdue isThe Scottish Play abridgedWITCHES Bibbity bobbity boo Time to fuck with the mortalsDUNCAN Isn t Macbeth great Now there s a guy I can always trust to have my back I should promote himMACBETH AND DUNCAN WEEEEE ARE THE CHAMPIONS MY FRIEEEENDS YES WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS WEEEE ARE THE CHAMPIONS NO TIME FOR WITCHES ThaneofGlamisandCawdorandFutureKingsayswhatMACBETH WhatWITCHES Oh and Banuo your kids are going to be kings someday Good luck working that one out POOFvanishBANUO DudeMACBETH Great news honey I meet these witches and they told me I was gonna be the thane of Cawdor and then BAM the king promoted me and they also said The Tragedy of Macbeth William Shakespeare Macbeth The Tragedy of Macbeth is a tragedy by William Shakespeare it is thought to have been first performed in 1606 A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia Forced to commit and murders to protect himself from nmity and suspicion he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler The bloodbath and conseuent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of madness and death 1972 1346 192 1357 152 16 17 17 1340 1351 101 1365 89 1370 152 1374 101 1375 9644450175 1378 1381 1382 1384 1388 1391 9789644450174 1364 96 1371 100 1373 1393 120 9786006382487 1395 122 9786008299172 1395 279 9789641941194 1395 64 9786008175230 1599 1606 1611 1623 01061399 Over the past year I have branched out in my reading attempting authors and genres that I had not discovered before Recently I read Serena by Ron Rash in which the title character is compared to Lady Macbeth While Serena may be ruthless I had never read the play so I could not contrast the two heroines Another of my reading goals this year is increasing my reading of classics Up until now I had predominantly read modern classics and found a worthy reason to read an older masterpiece So it is without further adieu that I present my take on the Bard s Macbeth Shakespeare penned Macbeth around the year 1606 when he was already Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, established as a reputed playwright For this play he chose a contemporary Scottish soldier and references the Scottish crown within the text Yet as in most of Shakespeare s works the Bard was not as much concerned with the history surrounding the play as he was with the characters themselves their desires and motivations Thus Macbeth is regarded as Shakespeare s darkest tragedy The tale begins when Macbeth visits three witches later of double double toil trouble fame They prophesy that he will become the Thane of Crowder Thane of Glowdis and King of Scotland Yet the men who hold these titles are all currently alive Lady Macbeth plots and decides to murder all the key players who stand in the way of her husband becoming king framing other upstanding individuals for her actions Sheven goes as far as killing those who relayed news to her that King Duncan had been killed True even though she herself committed the crime As the tale continues the Lady now ueen continues to plot and has servants and soldiers at her disposal to do her bidding Meanwhile Macbeth also grows weary of rivals to the crown and plots toliminate anyone who goes against him While Lady Macbeth is at A Fairly Honourable Defeat ease being anvil mastermind Macbeth reaches the point where he can not live with himself for murdering Duncan He returns to the witches in an attempt to change the prophesy but it is not to be At this point Lady Macbeth grows motionally unstable while Macbeth himself is no longer afraid to die in battle as penance for previous crimes committed It is clear that Shakespeare intended for the Lady to be the hungry individual in this drama As in all Shakespearean works the text is not long but a little tedious if one is unused to old English Because I had just read Serena I read along uickly looking for comparisons unused to old English Because I had just read Serena I read along uickly looking for comparisons the two women allowing me to be ngrossed in the prose than I might have been otherwise Shakespeare s words remain timeless over 400 years Later Deeming Macbeth As deeming Macbeth as as his other works worthy reads This play was fun because the characters were so dark ncouraging me to read Shakespearean tales in the future There s
husbandry in heaven their candles are all outin heaven Their candles are all out is a text that has been brewing inside my mind for uite some times I started reading Jo Nesb s retelling of Macbeth two days ago uite interesting so far by the way and it gave me the chance to reflect on a masterpiece that isn t just a play but a psychological study of power ambition and the darkest recesses of the human soul I don t presume I am able to write a review on Shakespeare s works Goodness no This is just my take on the reasons why Macbeth shaped Literature s dark themes and imagery having a plethora of the Bard s most beautiful and darkest uotes being the most realistic depiction of the human tendency to destroy and violate all that is sacred and honest Can the devil speak true Macbeth than any other play in my opinion has the power to form images of distinct horror and brutality in our minds Let us not forget that it is loaded with superstitions and weird phenomena have been recorded during theatre runs throughout centuries of performances I would take it one step further and say that Macbeth initiated the Gothic lements in Literature although they wouldn t have been named thus at the time This is obvious in the presence of the Three Witches the characters I ve always been most fascinated with than any other in the play Imagine the audience during the reign of James I the first Stuart king watching spells and curses unfolding on stage right before their You Can Make Anything Sad eyes How did they perceive their presence in the play How do we perceive it Are they merely the harbingers of things to come or do they have an influential role in the fate of Macbeth and the characters Invery production of Macbeth I ve watched the Three Witches can make or break the whole performance for me One of the reasons I adore Polanski s vision of the play is his choice to Life Leverage end his outstanding 1971 film version with Donalbain coming across the Witches lair bitten by the harsh Scottish rain as the vicious circle goes on and on Now or the one half of the world nature seems dead and wicked dreams abuse the curtained sleep witchcraft celebrates pale Hecate s offerings and withered Murder alarmed by his sentinel the wolf whose howl s his watch Darkness is Bulbophyllums; the Incomplete Guide, From A to WHY? everywhere This is a country that is slowly finding herself in a deep sleep of deceit and death Ravens croak owls shriek bats signify thend and Hecate walks the Earth with her ominous Alhambra escort Rain is the introductory dark omen of what is to come and the wind is filled with lamentations The strange screams of death and the knockings out of nowhere are signs of the utter violation between two human beings between kinsmen and friends and nothing is but what is not Macbeth and his wife put on their most sincere smiles and act like the perfect hosts He calls Banuo his dearest friend invites him to his royal feast Macbeth is brave unyieldingven when his world crumbles firmly determined until the very nd And yet his soul hides xtreme antitheses Throughout the action he knows that his deeds will lead to nowhere Blood will have blood he says in sadness And he is right What he succeeds in is the murder of trust and very sacred value our wor. The Tragedy of Macbeth commonly called Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare about a regicide and its aftermath It is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and is believed to have been written sometim. Ld holds dear The ndless course of murder that desires and Regicide the killing of relatives dear friends and compatriots and comrades The slaughter of women children and servants He knows that once he starts he cannot stop I have supped full with horrors Each and very time Macbeth decides to pluck away one thorn of threat to his reign he tries to find the arguments for and against the coming deed The sense of duty doesn t seem to abandon him altogether but is always in a brutal fight with his burning ambition Guilt plagues him ven before he starts the bloody chain of The Spill events he murders sleep and in my opinion the moment he raises his hand to slaughter Duncan he first murders himself and his principles Do I see his wife as the utter solicitor to his bloody future Definitely yes Lady Macbeth is by far my favourite Shakespearean heroine but as hard as I try I cannot find any redeeming ualities in her character Her remorse is madness and is itven remorse or the unbearable burden of guilt These two aren t one and the same While Macbeth s Pandoras Planet end is as brave as it can be hernd is lonely honoured only by Macbeth s uiet sorrow Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? expressed in an achingly beautiful solilouy Macbeth isn t Iago He s not a lunatic villain who kills just because I ve always considered him an anti hero A man who can t survive the fight between his weak will to do what is right and the darkness of his desiresIn Macbeth Shakespeare created one of the most controversial characters in Literature While the historical Macbeth was thexact opposite of his theatrical counterpart the Scottish play became one of the most recognizable works of Art How To Win At Casino Gambling even to the few uninitiated to the greatness that is the Bard It became a synonym for conspiracy treason murderchoing among other themes the Gunpowder Plot that threatened the very Training the Help (Hedon Falls essence of the British reign at the time It became a metaphor of the limits a human can bend in order to achieve the absolute control A token of lacking faith inveryone and When Not to Build everything When a man who was considered valiant and loyal becomes devoid of any humanity what kind of good can be sustained in a world governed by petty leaders and corrupted sovereigns Do not tell me this doesn t apply to our current times I will not try to convince anyone to love this play Its strength in overcoming prejudices and the fact that it remains one of the most beloved and performed works of Shakespeare speaks for itself For me this work of dark beauty and nightmarish brilliance is the bestxample of how Shakespeare managed to know the human nature than any other writer I leave you with what I consider to be the finest lines about the futility of chasing unattainable ambitions and the most beautiful solilouy ver written Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrowCreeps in this petty pace from day to dayTo the last syllable of recorded time And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death Out out brief candleLife s but a walking shadow a poor player That struts and frets his way upon the stageAnd then is heard no It is a tale Told by an idiot full of sound and furySignifying nothing My reviews can also be found on Don t you kind of hate how we ve ntered the decadent phase of Goodreads wherein perhaps fifty percent or of the reviews written by non teenagers and non romancers are now naked and unabashed in their variously Hello Bravo ! - Activity Book effective attempts at being arch wry meta parodic confessional andor snarky Don t you kind of pine secretly in the marrow of your gut s merry druthers for the good ol days of Goodreads known then as GodFearingGoodlyReadingcom when all reviews were uniformly plainspoken merely utilitarian unpretentious and above alllse dull dull dull Don t you kind of hate when people say don t you think this way or feel that way in an An Eye for an Eye effort to goad you both psychologically and grammatically into agreeing with themIn the words of ABBA I do I do I do I do I doWell because the interwebs is a world in which the past stands shoulder to shoulder with the present and with fetish porn we can revisit the past in its inviolable presentness any time we wish Or at least until this website finally tanksConsider won t you Matt Nieberle s review of Macbeth in itsntirety I have bound it with a heavy rope and dragged it here for your perusal Please understand that many a sic are implied in the following reviewsits really complicated and stupidwhy cant we be reading like Romeo and Julietat least that book is goodThere you have it Refreshingly not
A Review Written In Onereview written in one the witch s voices or alluding to Hillary and Bill Clinton or discussing the reviewer s first period Just a primal yell unleashed into the dark wilderness of the cosmos Yes Mr Nieberle is probably a teenager but I admire his ability to strongarm the temptation to be clever or ironic Don t you He speaks the native language of the idk generation with an Still Side by Side economy and a clarity that renders his convictions all themphatic Here s MICHAEL s review of the same play You may know MICHAEL he is the Problems Architect here at Goodreads A problematic title itself in that it implies that he designs problems which might be the case for all I knowThis book shouldn t be reuired reading reading plays that you don t want to read is awfulReading a play kinda sucks to begin with if it was meant to be read then it would be a novel not a play On top of that the teach had us students read the play aloud on person for Oriori No Uta each character for a couple pages None of us had read the play before None of us wanted to read it I made the mistake of taking theasy nglish class for 6 years The teacher picked students that looked like they weren t paying attention All of this compounded to make me pretty much hate reading classics for something like 10 years granted macbeth alone wasn t the problemI also hate iambic pentameterPure activism there STOP the mandatory reading of plays It s wrong morally and academically Plus it can really fuck up your GPA There s no wasteful xtravagance in this ditorial no fanfare no fireworks no linked photos of half naked oiled up big bosomed starlets no invented dialogues between the author and the review writer It s simple and memorable Being reuired to read plays is wrong and if you reuire anyone under duress to read a play then you have
"Sinned And Are Going "and are going hell if you believe in hell If not you re going to the DMVI am also tired of all you smug spelling snobs You damnable fascists with your new fangled dictionaries and your fancy schmancy spell check Sometimes the passionate immediacy of a message overcomes its spelling limitations Also in this age when we are taught to respect ach other s differences it seems offensively Crystal Decoder egocentric and mean spirited toxpect others to kowtow to your petty linguistic rules Artistic You Owe Me One expression will free itself no matter how you try to shackle itThat s your cue AubreyIn my personal opinion the play Macbeth was the worste peicever written by Shakespeare and this is saying uite a bit considering i also read his Romeo and Juliet Ontop of it s already unbelievable plot unrealistic characters and absolutly discusting set of morals Shakespeare openly portrays Lady Macbeth as the true vilian in the play Considering she is mearly the voice in the back round and Macbeth himself is truely committing the hideous crimes including murder and fraud I do not see why it is so Debbie Browns Dream Wedding Cakes easy to assume that Macbeth would be willing to do good instead ofvil if only his wife were possitive I believe that this play is uterally unrealisticBut the following is by far the ne plus ultra of classic book reviewing While succinct and without any distracting inclination to coyness or cuteness Jo s review alludes to a bitterness so profound that it is inexpressible One imagines a few Signet Classic Editions hacked to bits with pruning shears in Jo s vicinityI hate this play So much so that I can t ven give you any analogies or similes as to how much I despise it An incrementally snarkier type might have said something like I hate this play like. E between 1603 and 1607Shakespeare's sources for the tragedy are the accounts of King Macbeth of Scotland Macduff and Duncan in Holinshed's Chronicles 1587 a history of England Scotland and Irelan. .