Macbeth, who is a protagonist in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare and the film Macbeth by roman Polanski. He commits the same deed of murdering Duncan in both play and film to become the king of Scotland. However there are lots of differences in the theme, plot and characterization.
Play and the film show a great different relationship between lady Macbeth and Macbeth. In the play, lady Macbeth is a central character and is very committed about murdering king Duncan. She behaves more like a man than a woman.
“Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty” .act 1, scene 5 lines 43-45. According to this quote, lady Macbeth is ready to give away her famine qualities in order to become queen. But, whereas in the film, even though she says the exact same line but she doesn’t show any passion or ambition towards killing king Duncan. This shows that in the play lady Macbeth is the one who wants crown ship more than Macbeth which also makes audience feel sympathy for Macbeth.
In the play lady Macbeth is acting different than in the film. She is not very friendly to Macbeth and she talks to him in a commanding way. She tells him what to do and what is good for him. Whereas in the film she acts very calm, gentle and sensitive. She tries to tell Macbeth in a soft, decent and seductive way. She even cries in the film. In the film Macbeth comes to his castle after the war, she kisses him all over his face and hugs him. But according to the play there is no quotation that shows affection and love between them.
Lady Macbeth is evil in the play as she is ready to kill her own child, in order to become queen.
I would while it was smiling in my face, have plucked my nipple from his boneless gums, and dashed the brain out, had I so sworn, as you have done to this. Act one, scene...