This is a picture of the last supper. During the last supper, Jesus feasted with his companions, one of which would betray him shortly after. Similarly, Macbeth and his companions dined with King Duncan.The entire time, both Macbeth and Judas felt guilty about how they were betraying the king yet pursued the task anyways. While reading act 1, scene 7, I imagine the last supper as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth feast with King Duncan.
Davinci, Leonardo da. The Last Supper. Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, 1494-1499. Tempera on gesso.
This is a small castle behind the Boldt castle in Alexandria, New York. I imagine that this is the castle which Macbeth and Lady Macbeth hosted Duncan in act 1, scene 6. This castle is pleasant, yet not big enough for Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth is greedy and desires King Duncan’s vast castle. The castle not only represents the home of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, but one of the reason’s they seek the power of the throne.
Photosequence. Boldt Castle – Small Castle. Flickr. Alexandria, NY.
This is a picture of a spotlight facing only one side of a woman to create a large dark, shadow on the other side of her body. The lighting of this picture corresponds to the lighting that I imagine of act 1, scene 5 during Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy. This lighting makes the person in the picture seem dark, mischievous, and evil just like Lady Macbeth. Her evil plans to having her husband succeed the throne are expressed through the lighting in this picture.
Robberts, Tim. Silhouette of Young Woman. Getty Images.
This is a picture of Peter Parker crying in the movie Spiderman when his uncle dies. When Cawdor is about to be executed, I imagine that Cawdor makes this facial expression while confessing his crimes and wrongdoings. The tears coming from his eyes are both sadness and guilt. He is sad that his life is about to end and feels guilty of how he has lived his life.
Crying Animated Gif. Giphy.
This is a gif of a scene from Mr. Bean. After reading act 1, scene 3, I imagine Macbeth having the same exact facial expression when he realizes that the witches’ prophecy has become true. He is not sure whether the prophecy is will bring “horrible imaginings” or allow him to live happily (I.iii.159). Being overwhelmed, Macbeth’s “single state of man” are overcome by imagining the future and events to come (I.iii.161).
Mr. Bean, perf. Mr. Bean. Film.
This is a costume of the character Sol from the movie Doomsday. In the picture, Sol is wearing only pants with paintings on his upper body. Similarly, I imagine Macbeth fighting in the battle with nothing but pants and weapons because to represent his confidence and savagery in fighting. Macbeth is obviously a great soldier because the captain can not tell whether Macbeth “meant to bathe in reeking wounds, or memorize another Golgotha.” (I.ii.43-44) Also, Macbeth expresses he is the bravest of all, “valour’s minion”, by fighting without any armor as shown in the picture above (I.ii.21).
Doomsday: The Movie. Poster. Universal: Rogue Pictures, 2008.
The set of Act 1 scene 1 takes place in a “heath” in Scotland much like the setting above (I.i.7). The witches meeting up in this dark and wild “heath” during a storm indicate their social status as outcasts (I.i.7). The witches meeting up on this lonely setting instead of a town square clearly shows that they are not welcome in public places. Also, the darkness of the setting could foreshadow the dark things to come in the presence of the witches.
Aumonier, James. A Lonely Heath. 1852-1911. Oil on canvas. The Whitaker. BBC. 2016 BBC. Web. 21 Feb 2016.
Shakespeare, William. Macbeth and Related Readings. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 1997. Print.