For the projects we are doing in class, we started watching the plays that we chose to look deeper into critical theories. We basically just watched the play the entire week while still doing SSR and creative writing. While watching Macbeth, it was a little hard to understand because of the way they spoke, but watching with subtitles made it a whole lot easier. I was really excited to watch this because it is referenced in so many other places. The only thing is, I did not like it very much. It does have an interesting story line but I think because we have read all of these other tragedies and Shakespearean plays, I thought it was going to be the best one yet. It turned out to be my least favorite play by Shakespeare. This could have been because we watched the movie first without reading the book. However, I am pretty sure this movie followed the story line very well.
The entire class was to take Cornell notes on specific events from the play. A lot of the notes in my group helped sum up how crazy everyone was being in the story. Comparing it with Existentialism we were able to see that most "prophecies" come true because someone tells you about it. When you hear of a prophecy, even if it is a really crazy idea, you begin to believe it could actually become real. Then, because of this, you do everything in your power to follow the prophecy and in that can lead to chaos. When it all comes down to it, you have the ability to make your own decisions but decisions you make can be influenced by the people around you.