Comparison Of Macbeth And Throne Of Blood

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Garcia 1 Alfonzo Garcia Mr. Ortiz English 12 February 27, 2017 Comparison Between Macbeth and Throne of Blood Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth and Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood have many things in common and many differences. There are key plot points that are different and completely change the plot. The biggest and most obvious difference is the setting. The Tragedy of Macbeth takes place in medieval times in Scotland. Throne of Blood also takes place during medieval times but in Japan. The setting itself is different introducing different kinds of soldiers to their stories. There are many similarities between The Tragedy of Macbeth and Throne of Blood. For example, both stories consist of a character, Macbeth, and Washizu that are …show more content…

Yet they betrayed their leader and because of the prophecy. Another example of differences between The Tragedy of Macbeth and Throne of Blood is the way that the prophecies are told to them. In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth, and Banquo, his best friend that he later murders, find three witches on their way back from battle and they greet Macbeth with the titles Thane of Glamis, which he currently was, Thane of Cawdor, and King. Then, they tell Banquo that even though he will not be as lucky as Macbeth, who will become king, he will be the father to kings. This confuses them and they head back to the to meet with King Duncan. When they get there they find out that the Thane of Cawdor had sided with the enemy and was killed and that due to his great job in battle Macbeth would be named Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth then realized what the witches had said was true and he begins to think of ways to become king. In Throne of Blood, Washizu, and Miki, Washizu’s best friend that he later ends up killing, meet an evil spirit weaving silk like a spider. The spider-like spirit is singing a song before Washizu and Miki finally talk to him. The spirit tells Washizu that he will be given a section of the fortress for him to control and protect. The spirit also told him that he would soon become lord of the whole fortress. The spirit also told Miki that he would be assigned a section of the fortress to control and that his son will …show more content…

In Throne of Blood Asaji tells Washizu she is pregnant and convinces Washizu to murder Miki and his son so that Asaji and Washizu’s son gets the throne and not Miki’s son as the prophecy tells. This is a very big difference from what happens in The Tragedy of Macbeth because in this story Lady Macbeth does not say she is pregnant. In fact, Lady Macbeth has nothing to do with the murder of Banquo. Macbeth sees banquo and his son as a threat and does not even tell his wife about it, he just sends assassins to go kill him and get rid of the threat that they posed to his

In this essay, the author

  • Compares shakespeare's the tragedy of macbeth and akira kurosawa’s throne of blood. both have key plot points that are different and completely change the plot.
  • Analyzes the similarities between the tragedy of macbeth and throne of blood. both characters are manipulated by their wife and are ambitious and look to take things into their own hands.
  • Compares the endings of the tragedy of macbeth and throne of blood. macduff is a soldier born out of c-section.
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