Analysis of Scotland, PA parody of William Shakespheares Macbeth (Movie Review Sample)
In the following assignment, you are asked to watch and analyze "Scotland, PA," Billy Morrissette's 2002 contemporary parody of William Shakespheare's The Tragedy of Macbeth. Specific requirements in the annexsource..
DATE \@ "MMMM d, y" February 8, 2018
Macbeth and Scotland, PA
Billy Morissette's parody of Shakespeare's Macbeth was a surprisingly accurate representation of Shakespeare's intent despite the change in tone. The 2002 movie follows the story of Mac, played by James Le Gros and his wife, Pat. They work in a restaurant called Duncan's wherein the manager, Mr. Duncan was murdered so that Mac can take over the business but just as in the play, things don't turn out quite the way the couple had planned. Toward the end, both Mac and Pat face their demise in the same way as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
The movie opens with three hippies whereas Shakespeare's play begins with the appearance of the witches. In Scotland, PA, Mac comes across the hippies at a carnival and two of them take him to see the woman hippie to tell his fortune. In the play, Macbeth learns from the witches that he is going to be king of Scotland while in the movie, the hippies are only in Mac's head but they are just as real.
Perhaps, one character that remained true to the play more than others is Mac's wife who, like Lady Macbeth encourages her husband to kill Duncan so that he can take over. It is an
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