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Macbeth And Macbeth Retold Essay

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Macbeth vs. Macbeth Retold
Most people believe that books are absolutely better than movies because movies have a tendency to be incomplete, either from lack of important details or from different interpretations and setting, but Macbeth retold has proven that it is one to watch, not only does it have great actors and a stupendous storyline, it has also stayed fateful to the context of tragedy that makes Macbeth a true literary work. The British Broadcasting Company’s Macbeth Retold, directed by Mark Brozel, is truly an amazing film because of it stunning cinematography and plot, with actors like James McAvoy (Joe Macbeth), Keeley Hawes (Ella Macbeth), Joseph Millson (Billy or Banquo), ...view middle of the document...

Macbeth Retold is definitely different and a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth because they each have their own kind of language. The movie uses a much more modern language to help its viewers understand the play much more easily, while the original Macbeth uses Shakespearean language which is very difficult to understand because it is Old English. This feature of the movie is what really makes it a good film, because not only does it give aid to the viewers by using a modern language, it also gives most viewers a easy time to understand the movie, its symbolisms, plot and theme, which is what truly matters in either books or movies. Macbeth Retold has not only shown that it is fateful to the book’s context, it also shows how a modern language can help many more people understand the lessons that can be learned from Macbeth.
Macbeth retold is also a really good film because it uses a modern setting that is familiar to most people, rather than the original book’s old setting. By using a modern setting, the movie has made it easier for most people to relate with the story, unlike the original books’ setting, which was in the mid century. Also by doing this it showed how a great, yet old, book could be transformed into something much more captivating just by using a modern setting and by giving the characters a modern feeling to them. Macbeth retold has truly showed that a modern adaptation of an old, yet great, book can be much easier to watch and truly understand.
Macbeth retold is different from the book because it lacks some of the characters that appear in the book. Macbeth Retold failed in showing all...

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