1A.) “But wherefore could not I pronounce “amen”? I had most need of blessing, and “amen” stuck in my throat.” -Macbeth (2.2.39-41)
1B.) This quote would be under the topic of superstition affects human behavior. Macbeth’s superstition is his belief in god. Macbeth knows that he has done something wrong, but he can’t find a way to make him mind release him of the guilt. He can not even bring himself to saying an amen and he was so upset about what he had already done by killing Duncan, he can’t even finish the job himself, his wife Lady Macbeth has to go kill the guards so they are framed. Macbeth has realized that he has done wrong but he just can not seem to find a way around it.
1C.) In this scene of the movie, it features Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. This scene takes place in a random room in the castle with a sink in the middle and daggers in the sink. Macbeth is calm but towards the end of his quote he becomes very edgy. This scene consists of a shot-reverse-shot between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth but there is also two shot where they are both included in the screen at once.Macbeth is wearing suspenders and Lady Macbeth is wearing a blue dress, the camera angle is at eye level and the camera moves as a pan. The lighting is low key and it is mostly silent other than the dialogue with Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The lighting is low key in this scene which gives it a serious effect.
1D.) At first reading this quote i didn’t really understand what the real meaning of it was. i had to read it several times and use the English translation to get a better understanding of it. However, after watching the movie and seeing this scene i really understood it better because of the fact that it not only gave me the dialogue, but it also gave me the scene with the visual so it was easier for me to understand. Watching the movie in this scene it really shows you how quickly Macbeth's emotions change and how he can go from being calm to edgy very quickly.
2A.) “Infirm the purpose! Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead are but as pictures. ‘Tis the eye of childhood that fears a painted devil. If he do bleed, I’ll gild the faces of the grooms withal, for it must seem their guilt.”-Lady Macbeth (2.2.64-69)
2B.) This quote would be under the topic of power corrupts. Lady Macbeth is only worried about how she can have as much power and possible and she will do whatever it takes to do so. She is going back to kill the guards and put the daggers in there hands for them to be framed. She cant and doesn't want to risk them getting framed because then that would completely cut out the chance of Macbeth becoming and being king. Lady Macbeth is a great person but when her husband tells her the news of how they can become more powerful and they can rule she turns into this almost “monster” so that she can get whatever she wants.
2C.) This quote is said very promptly after the quote above, so also takes place in a random extra room, with a sink containing the bloody daggers. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are the only characters featured in this scene. Macbeth is still wearing his suspenders and Lady Macbeth is still in her dress.Lady Macbeth’s mood in this scene is very irritated because of the fact tat Macbeth didn’t kill to frame he guards as he should have and now she has to go back and do it herself. This scene contains a low key lighting with hissing sounds and dialogue between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The camera is at eye level through out this scene with the camera moving in a panorama movement and it contains a two shot type of shot.
2D.) After reading the play and then watching this scene in the play it made me feel so much more into the scene. With the way that the dialogue is and how it was acted makes it seem more intense of a scene and really shows Lady Macbeth’ fury with how she raises her voice about going to have to kill the guards herself. I liked this quote after just reading, but after seeing it in the play too, the quote really appealed to me and definitely was one of my favorite quotes in the entire book.
3A.) “O, yet do i repent me of my fury, that I did kill them.” -Macbeth ( 2.2.116-117)
3B.) This resembles how power can be corrupt because Macbeth is saying how he has killed the guards. He is telling Macduff this because he does not want to get caught in the middle for killing Duncan and not being able to become king. I think this is his way of trying to feel guilty but keeping it a secret to everyone else for killing Duncan by being able to say that he killed the guards. I think this helps relieve some guilt of his but not all. Macbeth is feeling the guilt come upon him and he is trying to do his best at staying calm and not letting anyone know that it was truly him who did it.
3C.) This quote features Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Macduff, Lady Macduff, Banquo, and others, in the kitchen of the castle. This scene is filled with disbelief after the discovery of Duncan’ death. This scene is flooded with high key lighting and the only sounds in it are all of the people talking. There are shot-reverse-shots in this scene going between people, but the camera is at eye level with a panorama movement, with several two shots and shots.
3D.) After watching this scene in the film it really occurred to me that before this quote was said by Macbeth everyone was all peppy and trying to figure out what was going on by communicating with each other, but once this quote was said the room got dead silent and nobody said anything.
4A.) “The Castle of Macduff, I will surprise, seize upon fife, give to the edge o’ th’ sword. His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls that trace his line.” -Macbeth (4.1.165-168)
4B.) This quote said by Macbeth really shows how corrupt he has become. Macbeth originally was not the kind of person who would go as far as killing someones wife and children to become king. This all new “power” idea that has taken up his head ha corrupted Macbeth terribly. He is no longer realizing the world around him, but only himself instead. Macbeth over time has become a very conceded character and is starting to only care about his power that his wife and he have and nobody else.
4C.) The only character featured in this scene is Macbeth, where he is standing near the entrance of the elevator. He is standing there, with the camera on eye level, but also consists of close ups of Macbeth’s face, with back lighting on Macbeth. The only sound to be heard here is the dialogue of Macbeth.
4D.) After viewing this part of the movie, this dialogue really stood out to me in the fact that it changed how i feel about Macbeth as a person. I really didn’t think that he was nearly this corrupt, until this was said and it really changes my impression on him and has made me realize that he has gotten to the point of attacking and doing what he has to do to stay on top of the power pole.