Macbeth (Shakespeare) – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

What’s the word, son? This week on Thug Notes we gettin regicidal with Macbeth by William Shakespeare. After making a bitch out of their enemies, the king’s fresh generals, Macbeth and Banquo, hit up three witches who start
laying down some cold prophecy. Dem witches say one day Macbeth
gonna rock the crown as king, and Banquo’s blood also gonna be
rollin on royals dubs one day. Macbeth all geeked up bout bein big baller, but his woman, Lady Macbeth, be all like, “Why you wastin time play boy?
You best get off yo lazy white ass and take dat sh*t.” So Lady MacB convinces Macbeezy to shank King Duncan while he catchin some Z’s, and lay the blame on his two chamberlains while they passed out from sippin too much drank. Macbeth straight trippin after doin the deed, so his woman steps up and puts the
bloody knife on the chamberlains as evidence. When some fool Macduff finds
the king’s dead body, MacBeth mercs dem Chamberlains
so they can’t dodge the heat. All paranoid that somebody gonna ice them too, Duncan’s sons Malcom and Donalbain roll outta town. With them punks outta the way,
Macbeth becomes the king. Since the witches dun said Banquo’s
blood gonna be kings one day, Macbeth starts buggin and sends a couple hoods to gat Banquo and his boy Fleance. Banquo gets wrecked, but
Fleance ducks these fools. Later, Macbeth hollas at the three
witches, who lay down some new prophecy. First, an armored head tell him he
best watch his boy Macduff. Then, a bloody child tell him that
nobody born of a woman can touch him. Last, a crowned child holding a tree tells him he solid til Great Birnam trees roll up to the castle. Word comes that Macduff dun roll out to England, so Macbeth gets ice cold and kills his whole family! Damn! Later Macbeth learns that his woman done iced herself cuz she couldn’t get that blood off her hands. At first, Macbeth ain’t sweatin the fact that Malcom’s returned and got a swole army creepin up to the castle. But then he realizes the shields the army are using are from the same wood the witches warned him about. Oh f**k. Since Macduff heard that his
family and castle got smoked, he wanna go toe to toe with Macbeth.
On the battlefield, Macbeth says, “Macduff, get off deez nuts. You were born of a woman. Can’t touch this!” Turns out, Macduff’s mama had a
C-section when he was born, so Macduff wipes dat nasty smile off
his mug and beheads this fool. Then Malcom takes back his throne,
and Scotland got one less tyrant. This play right here is a classical tragedy about a once righteous brutha who balls till he falls. And it’s an unchecked ambition and lust for power that makes him his own antagonist. But is Macbeth really the only one to blame for havin such a boot-leg fate? Cuz on the real, it was Lady Macbeth who put a fire under his ass to merc the king. And you could even blame the witches for feedin his ambition and givin him a big ol head. And Scottish society gotta ride the beef too.
Back then, the main rap was “you ain’t got a pair unless you grab all the power you can, no matter who you gotta kill for it.” So if you wanna say Macbeth got served cuz of all the people he shanked, you best recognize he was gettin mad props for butcherin his enemies at the beginning of the play. In fact, some literary thugz say that
Macbeth ain’t to blame at all, but that fate slingin him around like a puppet,
making him act like a serious fool. Just listen to how he talk bout life after his woman dies: Cuz if Macbeth ain’t got no choice,
then all this sh*t is straight meaningless. Since fate, society, and Macbeth’s big-ass head layin more pressure on him than he can handle, Shakespeare droppin images of clothes that don’t fit good to show how this playa livin way outta his depth. Hey, y’all know how to make a playa feel loved, man. So spread the love and tell yo friends!

100 Replies to “Macbeth (Shakespeare) – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

  1. Although the writing in this video can be awkward, this video does a really good job at summarizing the book.

  2. I've got my literature gcse tomorrow but I haven't got enough time to sit down and revise… so this is my revision haha

  3. I love showing Thug Notes to my AP Lit students. Sometimes before reading the text, sometimes after.

  4. This is more funny than educational but nonetheless is joggin my memory a little bit before my final tomorrow haha

  5. I'm watching this in Stratford upon Avon, getting ready to see Macbeth at the Royal Shakespeare Company! I love your rendition!

  6. this is so helpful for GCSE revision, i seriously recommend this for anyone revising English and literature

  7. I would just like to take a moment to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping pass high school with flying colours. My Literature/English Classes always had at least one Thug Notes Episode per subject.

    Edit: Did I mention my High School just happens to be a Catholic School of all things? Cause that just made the experience even better than it already was! XD

  8. Much easier to understand compared to some of the other videos on Macbeth 🙂 thank you so much, you’re a legend!

  9. LISTEN UP!!!!! so basically I have my english literature test tomorrow and the teacher who is teaching us is SO BORING LIKE AF. Then I go to utube and search Mcbeth easy ways to study n all that shit! but the I find yours. You have thought me sooooooooooooo much than my teacher. ILYSM

  10. Ahh, thank you Mr Thug. I hope by watching this video, i can ace my literature.
    yours sincerely,
    Some fool on the internet revising for the exam the day before.

  11. Macbeth is to blame. Macbeth made certain choices and he had to deal with the consequences. That whole society area is sick. Pause.


  13. If you watch The Godfather 1 closely, it's basically MacBeth. Michael wants to make the family business legit until he actually gets in a position of power, and then all hell breaks loose. He calls it cleaning up, but it's wholesale murder and revenge.

  14. I hate Shakespeare and all of his alleged work. So basically I'll use this to do my homework and move on in life.

  15. I'm here because of nostalgia watching this in english class and my teacher Mr. Montecino being like ya that's accurate

  16. Showed these videos to my English teacher in highschool and now, she uses them for her classes. All you hear is kids laughing in her classroom and actually paying attention.

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