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Enders Game

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Jinal Patel
Mr. Manning
10 November 2015

Shakespeare vs. Goold
Ambition can be defined as the desire and willinkgness to strive towards achievement or distinction, consequently creating a tragic hero. The play Macbeth by William Shakespeare is a play of denial and ambition. Driven to becoming King, Macbeth will eliminate anything in his way. He believes the prophesies of three witches, after their first prophesy comes true and therefore commits various crimes to achieve his ultimate goal. Although both Rupert Goolds movie and William Shakespeare’s play portray Macbeth as a character who is cruel and takes a part in various events that lead to his downfall, Goolds interpretation of the play while examining the setting and character development differs from Shakespeare’s original version; this allows the audience to feel less sympathy for Macbeth as it shows Macbeths true intensions to achieve his lust for the throne. The environment is a crucial aspect of one’s life. Depending where they live, ones surrounding affects their reactions and decisions. In the play, the setting clarifies the various themes and characters. The setting was on a dark, gloomy battlefield and castles inhabited by the characters in the play. This is proven when Duncan says “this castle hath a pleasant seat; the air Nimbly and sweet recommends itself Unto our gentle senses” (1.6-1-3). In this quote, Duncan is stating that the castle is a pleasant place but he does not know that he is going to be killed in a matter of time by Macbeth. Duncan thinks that Macbeth’s castle is safe and secure because he is accustomed to the environment. Many characters are used to the setting which is why it is easier for Macbeth to murder them without any suspicion. In the movie, Rupert Goold places the setting in a militaristic, bleak and...

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