[Ceasar Salas, Period 6, English 4][First of all, thank you Ms. Jenkins for allowing me do this alternative assignment.] This scene is a short and slightly modified excerpt of Macbeth 4.1.82-111 where Macbeth says that he will will eliminate Macduff as well as where he learns that it will take Birnam Wood to move before Macbeth would die. This is a major and pivotal point in the story as it shows the greatest two factors to Macbeth's downfall, Macduff's soon to be desire for vengeance and signal to Macbeth's death. Furthermore, it the Birnam Wood segment became a major reoccurring comment by Macbeth in his accession to crazy leading up until Macbeth dies.
The first panel shows Macbeth walking down stairs, this can go to show that the beginning of an excerpt will change a reader's image of the scene. In comparison to the movie and the visual image to be gained from reading/listening to the play, the comic story board is very different, much like the Macbeth comic we read in the book. This is all an excellent method to show how a medium can change how the message of a story will be interpreted by the audience.
Then live, Macduff: what need I fear of thee? But yet I'll make assurance double sure, and take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live; That I may tell pale -hearted fear it lies, and sleep in spite of thunder.
What is this, that rises like the issue of a king, and wears upon his baby-brow the round and top of sovereignty?
Listen, but speak not to't
Be lion-mettle, proud, and take no care who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are: Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him.
That can not happen for none can have the forest to move itself. Sweet prophecies, good! Rebelious deas, rise never, till the Birnam forest rise, and royal Macbeth shall live out his natural life to his natural death. Halt my throbbing heart as I seek one more. Tell me, shall Banqou's successors ever come to reign beyond me?
I will be satisfied. Deny me now and you shall be forever cursed! Let me know. Why does that pot stink? And that noise?
Seek to know no more!
Show his eyes, and grieve his heart; Come like shadows, so depart!