While taking place in two completely different worlds, MacBeth and 50 Cent share many common qualities. MacBeth was a man of ambition, likewise so is 50 Cent. Both 50 Cent and MacBeth have an overbearing ego so to speak, they both think they’re untouchable. They both do not sucumb to fear, they overcome it. They both have power complexes where they think they’re at a higher level than everybody else. It could be said that MacBeth and 50 Cent are almost the same person in different time periods, their perspective towards life and how to go about it are extremely similar.
In the song “Many Men” by 50 Cent, he talks about how his ambition drives him to where he is. He says “
I'm trying to be what I'm destined to be and niggaz trying to take my life away,
I put a hole in nigga for fucking with me”. He has the drive, and he’s willing to overcome any hurdles that come in the way. He has no fear of the repercussions because he knows he can get away with whatever he wants. Likewise, MacBeth has the same ambition. Hearing the witches tell him he would become the King, he becomes willing to do anything to get to his goal. At the end of Act 1 Scene 7, MacBeth says
“I am settled, and bend up. Each corporal agent to this terrible feat. Away, and mock the time with fairest show. False face must hide what the false heart doth know”. He’s ready to kill Duncan (the King) and tells his wife to show no hints as to what is about to happen. Despite his previous considerations as to whether he would be able to kill him or not, the ambition to be the King supersedes that and is what leads him to kill Duncan.
Both MacBeth and 50 Cent would do anything to get to their goal, as shown even including murder.
Another common characteristic of both MacBeth and 50 Cent is the power complex they both share. They both show throughout the play and song that they believe to be stronger than everybody else. 50 Cent towards the end claims to have a higher purpose of being, as he says “Now it's clear that I'm here, for a real reason 'cause he got hit like I got hit, but he ain't fucking breathing”. The other guy takes a bullet at the same place but he’s dead, 50 Cent is still alive. He even explicitly says “Have mercy on many men” in regards to the people who are after him. Even in light of the threat on his life, he hopes for somebody to have mercy on them because no matter what they do to him, something worse will happen to them. MacBeth takes his power as King to the point where he thinks he commands unnatural forces. “I will be satisfied. Deny me this, and an eternal curse fall on you! Let me know.” MacBeth says this in Act 4 Scene 1 in reference to the witches prophecy and how he must beware of MacDuff. He disregards their concern to be wary of MacDuff and hearing that he will not he harmed by a man born from a woman believes he is now impervious. So imperious that he dares to curse the witches who gave him the prophecy and allowed him to capitalize to get where he is. This shows how both MacBeth and 50 Cent do not care for the situation, they believe their power reigns over everybody else.
50 Cent and MacBeth share a lack of fear.
MacBeth said in Act 5 Scene 3, “ The spirits
that know the future have told me this: “Don’t be afraid, Macbeth. No man born from a woman
will ever defeat you.” So get out of here, disloyal thanes, and join the weak and decadent English! My mind and courage will never falter with doubt or shake with fear.” He was willing to throw away his army and let them even join the opposing side because his belief in the prophecy was so true it wiped away any sense of fear. He was not afraid because he thought he
could take out an army on his own, as evidently shown with him killing with great ease any opposition. 50 Cent in the same sense had no fear. He feels he is prepared for absolutely ...
...Act 2, Scene 2 of Shakespeare's Macbeth is one of the most violent and intense scenes of the play. This scene is essential to the plot because it produces and develops Macbeth’s character as well as showing the first signs of guilt. It also presents a powerful and different side of the duo, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth after the death of King Duncan. He successfully uses a range of evocative language techniques to develop and explore the ideas of being a victim of fate, guilt and the issue of masculinity presented in Act 2, Scene 2.
In 2.2 the dialogue between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth reveals information to the audience about the aggressive nature of their relationship. The ideas of being the victim of fate and the issue of masculinity are linked together in this scene. Lady Macbeth and the Witches see Macbeth as the perfect victim of fate. He has no power of control over Lady Macbeth’s or the witch’s commands. Lady Macbeth’s imperative voice compels Macbeth to arrange the murder, what to do with the dagger and most famously when she orders him to wash his hands, “Wash this filthy witness from your hands”. Although Macbeth performs the deed, it is Lady Macbeth that is orchestrating the attributes. Macbeth being a victim of fate, issues of masculinity overpowering his judgment, leads him to be tormented by his guilty and...
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Fear, this motivates us to do many things no matter if they are right or wrong. In the play Macbeth it was fear that was the main motivating factor that influenced the outcome of the play. The impacts of fear affecting the many irrational behavior of his shortly came about after Duncan's murder, which then led to the other murders; and why were these committed? It was becauseMacbeth was scared of being caught and having to pay for the wrongs he had done. Also look at Lady Macbeth, the constant washing of her hands, sleepwalking and other behavior like this. All done out of fear, and like her husband fear of being caught. The majority of Macbeth's actions, were all committed out of fear, not only of being caught but of the witches' prophecies, he was scared of them coming true and tried to stop them from happening. This whole play was inspired by fear and what it can do to a person. Shakespeare has done a wonderful job at depicting fear and how it would cause people to make poor and irrational behaviors. The concept of fear has not changed, only portrayed through different ways. Shakespeare's ideal of fear not only impacted his time period, but has left a mark on our society and literature.
Macbeth's fears and anxieties arise shortly after the murder of Duncan. Macbeth's fear is starting to consume him, he can no longer...
...faster. For example, in Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Macbeth shows that manipulation and persuasion will lead to one’s fate.
In the play Macbeth, Shakespeare portrays the witches manipulating Macbeth to believe that he will be king. Early on Macbeth has already been hooked on the withes prophecies and manipulations by begging for more, “Stay, you imperfect speakers. Tell me more” (Macbeth, I, III). By telling the witches that he wants to hear more he is showing that he has already begun to be manipulated. Also, Macbeth is showing that he is interested in the acts he must take to be king instead of allowing fate to take control. Proving that Macbeth has already begun to be manipulated by his misinterpretations, Wayne Booth reinforces this idea in his article “Shakespeare’s Tragic Villain”. He states, “The first of these, the witches and their prophecy, might seem in no way mitigate his responsibility, since he chooses willfully to misinterpret what they say” (Booth, 4). Macbeth is so shocked and overwhelmed about the witches’ prophecy, that he misinterprets how to become king. If Macbeth would have thought that he would become king by waiting and allowing fate to take control than he wouldn’t have misinterpreted what the witches had to say, but when he heard something he has wanted so badly for so long, he was willing to do...
...of the mind, a false creation from the heat oppressed brain?"
In Shakespeare's Macbeth hallucinations represent a psychological manifestation of the protagonist's remorse and delusions. Macbeth isn't the only character in the play who is manipulated and tricked by his own mind, lady macbeth also experiences apparitions. each hallucinatory vision comes as a result of both character's wrongdoing. In act two Macbeth has a vision of a dagger before he murders Duncan. This moment represents the first of many hallucinations and apparitions that will occur throughout the play. In this case the apparition reveals that Macbeth is experiencing remorse about killing Duncan. However, further on in the play Macbeth has visions after killing and eventually the visions will disappear completely along with his remorse. Thus, the hallucination of the dagger in act two is essential in understanding the role of remorse in macbeth and Lady Macbeth's character development.
"Or art thou but a dagger of the mind, a false creation from the heat oppressed brain?"
This quote is taken from Macbeth's soliloquy in Act II. Standing alone after Banquo's departure, Macbeth envisions a dagger covered in blood. As soon as he tries to touch it he realizes that what he saw was just a vision created by his paranoid mind. The dagger is pointing in the direction of the room were Duncan is...
Eng – 225
Instructor – Alex Vuilleumier
November 25, 2012
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the movie called “Steel Magnolias” (1989) directed by Herbert Ross.
Steel Magnolias has been one of my families favorite films for many years; however, my intentions are to carefully critique the movie based on storytelling, acting, cinematography, edit, sound, style, and finally my interpretation of the film from a critics point of view.
Storytelling and review should start with the Goethe’s three questions then the truth test. “from late 18th/early 19th–century poet and playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s autobiography that form the basis of virtually all critical reaction to theater, film, literature, or creative art ask three questions: What is film trying to say?, How well does the film say it?, and Was it worth saying?” (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2010).
The truth test asks: is the film true to itself? And does the film explore some deep truth about human nature? (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2010).
Steel Magnolias is about film is about the bond among a group of women from a parish in the Natchitoches, Louisiana, area. Steel Magnolias is a metaphoric title that suggests the main female characters can be as delicate as magnolias, but are as tough as steel. The internal conflict is between the mother and daughter relationship.
The married daughter, who has type one diabetes, is contemplating...
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50Cent “Many Men”
Curtis James Jackson, known worldwide as 50Cent, is one of the most successful rappers of his time. He has produced many hits as a singer, and one of his greatest hits is Many Men. The song was produced in 2003 in the album, Get Rich or Die Tryin. 50Cent wrote Many Men after he was caught in a shooting where he was shot nine times from his hand, legs, and his chest. He miraculously survived the shooting. Once recovered from the shooting was when 50Cent decided to write one of the greatest hits of all time that he has ever produced. The song shows a lot of emotion since it was about the shooting that almost took his life away. He talks about how a lot of people wish death against him when he’s trying to accomplish and succeed in life as a rapper.
The reason why 50Cent wrote this song was to express himself how he felt about the fact that people wanted him dead and actually tried to take his life away. The song starts off by saying, “Many men, wish death upon me blood in my eye dawg and I can’t see I’m trying to be what I’m destined to be And niggaz trying to take my life away” (Jackson). This quote explains the distress in 50 Cent’s voice by saying these lyrics. This quote means a lot,...
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To put Macbeth into perspective, you'll need to know a little about William Shakespeare and why the play is still so popular over 400 years after it was first performed.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon in 1564. His father sold gloves and became an important person in the town. William, one of eight children, was the eldest son and was probably educated at the local grammar school. He married when he was only 18 and his wife, Anne Hathaway, was eight years older than him. They had two girls and a boy (who died aged 11).
Nobody knows how Shakespeare began to write or when he entered the theatre, but we know that he became a leading member of the theatre troupe known as 'The Lord Chamberlain's Men'. The company proved very popular and later, when King James I granted them the right to...
...50Cent (born Curtis James Jackson on July 6, 1975 in Queens, New York) is a popular African-American rapper, also known as Fitty or Fifty, who rose to fame following the success of his 2003 debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
Once almost unknown outside his hometown of Southside Jamaica, Queens, 50Cent is currently one of the most well-known and commercially successful rappers of the decade. Because the success of an artist in gangsta rap often depends on street credibility and reputation, Interscope Records has sold 50Cent as the "real deal". His mother was murdered in a drug deal. He has been shot, stabbed, and he built a large rap empire in New York City before ever signing a major record deal.
50 Cent's continued success seems guaranteed by his modest underground fanbase and the street credibility he has gained by appearing on almost every major mix tape sold in New York in the past few years. The rapper, who was the first to sign to Shady Records, was scouted before knowing Eminem. He is currently signed to Eminem's Shady Records and Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment.
Eminem first encountered 50Cent with MTV News reporter Sway Calloway, apparently having not heard any of his performances before seeing him in person. He then appeared on the 8 Mile soundtrack with an accompanying song and video ("Wanksta") that...