Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Macbeth-gloomy Indeed :: essays research papers
Is the Shakespearean play Ã¢â¬Å"MacbethÃ¢â¬ a gloomy play full of darkness and evil? Every way you look at this play it seems very dark and gloomy, whether from a historians point of view, an actors, a casual reader of plays, etc. Three of the main features that add to the dark and evil feel of this play are the atmospheric scenery, the homely and repugnant characters and the homicidal hot-headed back stabbing. The scenery depicted in this play is very gloomy indeed. This gloomy scenery would fit the time period in which this play roughly takes place in. Three very intricate parts of this play happen on a Ã¢â¬Å"moorÃ¢â¬ (Act1,sc1 & Act1,sc3 & Act4 sc1). In the first act, first scene the witches first meet on a barren , gloomy landscape (Moor). The second time they are on the moor where they begin their shit disturbing. The third time they give Macbeth some more information, about his dark demise. Weather adds to the Ã¢â¬Å"gloominessÃ¢â¬ of this play. The quote Ã¢â¬Å"Hover through the fog and filthy airÃ¢â¬ (Act1,sc1) really gives gloomy mental picture. Even the most de-sensitized person can understand how a violent storm is gloomy. This quote, Ã¢â¬Å"As whence the sunÃ¢â¬â¢gins ... shipwracking storms and direful thunders break.Ã¢â¬ (Act1,sc2), tells of one such storm during the battle in the beginning of the play. Storms, battles, thatÃ¢â¬â¢ll make anyone a Ã¢â¬Å"gloomy GusÃ¢â¬ . Lightning is a very gloomy sort of deal because with lightning there is rain and dark clouds and its scary. In this play there are a lot of scenes where lightning and thunder is the weather of choice by Shakespeare (Act1,sc1 & Act1, sc3 & Act3, sc5 & Act4,sc1). The lightning is always present when the witches are involved in a scene. Ã¢â¬Å"MacbethÃ¢â¬ comes complete with rather gloomy looking roles like the witches. Banquo explains how horrid these witches look in this quote, Ã¢â¬Å"By each her choppy finger laying upon her skinny lips : you should be women, and yet your beards forbid me to interpret that you are so.Ã¢â¬ (Act 1,sc3). Women with beards?...... gloomy indeed. And if women with beards werenÃ¢â¬â¢t gloomy enough there are old fat ladies in Ã¢â¬Å"MacbethÃ¢â¬ . The quote Ã¢â¬Å"...the rump-fed ronyon criesÃ¢â¬ (Act1,sc3) which tells of a fat old lady. Also, back then no one bathed, and a mixture of fat old ladies (and men) who donÃ¢â¬â¢t bathe, would ruin even the most utopian of days. Besides looks, the mysterious power that the witches possess is considered dark.