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Macbeth sountrack Essay

In act 1 scene 5 is when Lady Macbeth found out the news about how Macbeth would become the Thane of Cawdor and king for the witches. I chose the song “I Want It All” by Queen to represent this scene. Part of the songs lyrics are “I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now”. Lady Macbeth heard the news that he would be king and she right away wanted to accomplish that. She didn’t want to wait but instead she take the steps necessary to make Macbeth king as soon as possible. In act 1 scene 6 is when the king and others arrive at Macbeth’s castle to stay the night.

I chose the song “Let Em In” by Paul McCartney to represent this scene. The songs lyrics are “Someones knockin at the door, somebodys ringin the bell, do me a favor, open the door and let em in”. This perfectly describes that scene because when King Duncan arrives Lady Macbeth is there to let them in. She already has a plan figured out for them and can’t wait to execute it. In act 3 scene 4 I chose the song “I’m Going Slightly Mad” by Queen to represent this scene. In the scene Macbeth is having a dinner party and notices that all the seats are taken.

When he sees that his seat is taken by the ghost of Banquo he starts talking to the ghost who is invisible to everyone else. The lyrics “I’m going slightly mad” describe how Macbeth was acting really strange and made the guests question him. The ghost later came back and made Macbeth have an outburst again alarming the guests which sent them home. A symbol that is portrayed in this play is the weather. The weather plays a role in which if something bad is coming up a storm might appear. The song “The Thunder Rolls” by Garth Brooks reminds of when the witches would enter and a storm would move in.

Also the night that Duncan got murdered, a terrible storm came in that night indicating that something bad happened. These natural occurrences are hints to the audience that something isn’t right and the song does a good job of describing a thunder storm. In act 1 scene 7 is when Lady Macbeth told Macbeth to be a man and kill Duncan. “When you durst do it, then you were a man; And to be more than what you were, you would; Be so much more the man”. I chose the song “I’ll Make a Man out Of You” from the movie Mulan.

This song is about training men to become manlier and this is what Lady Macbeth wanted Macbeth to do. She wanted him to become manlier and do what she tells him. I chose the song “Tragedy” by the Bee Gees to describe the whole play. The genre of this play is tragedy and this song describes “when you lose control” of everything. Macbeth took things too far and lost everyone that was close him. The lyric “With no one beside you, you’re goin’ nowhere” reminds when Lady Macbeth died then he really didn’t have anyone else. Since he had no one with him for support, the only way he could go was down.


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