How Does Bohemian Rhapsody Relate To Macbeth

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Music connects many ideas and important messages that relate to the problems within society. The band Queen has a song called "Bohemian Rhapsody" which talks about guilt, deception, and insanity; the song illustrates problems faced by people of all times. Queen’s lyrics state that a “boy” has to hide in order to escape reality. The lyrics then transform the “boy” into a crazy person who is feeling that the only way to escape the guilt created by “mama” is to commit suicide leaving the problems behind. Similarly, in Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Macbeth, the characters Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have to face problems in order to remain in power. These problems occur when the three witches tell the great Macbeth that he is going to be king. Macbeth takes it into his own hands to make that happen; he kills the current king and continues his evil actions to achieve and protect his status as king. Macbeth is feeling guilty and trying to cover up the malicious doings causing insanity and leading him to his downfall. In Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth attempt to cover-up their actions while avoiding their guilt; this leads them to…show more content…
Both characters start off happy, but begin to get crazier and crazier trying to cover-up mistakes and the guilt they acquire. Macbeth says, “I am in blood/ Stepped in so far, should I wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o’er” (III. iv. 137-139). Macbeth is admitting that he is too far in, because of his desperate need to cover-up his actions and the stress of the guilt. Prior to the King’s murder, Macbeth says, “False face must hide what the false heart doth know” (I. vii. 82). Macbeth has to appear like an innocent man to protect himself from getting caught. This all adds up making him crazy, especially after his wife committed suicide,

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