What understanding of humanity are we meant to take from the film?

Assignment: Act 4 Essay
Complete essay on Throne of Blood by Friday, November 18 at 11:59 p.m.
Act 4 Essay
Act IV – Macbeth
Respond to one of the following prompts in a cohesive 2-3 page essay. You do not have to answer all of the questions in the prompt (these are offered to get you thinking); rather you should craft an essay that takes up the general issue presented in the prompt and responds to it in a clear, coherent piece. Essays should include an introduction with clear thesis; a clear line of argumentation; corroborating evidence in the form of citations from the text or from scholarly writings and/or detailed and specific examples from the play and the viewing; a strong conclusion; and a Works Cited page. The essay must meet format requirements listed in the syllabus, including following the MLA style guide.
As a scholar and critic, review Akira Kurosawa’s 1957 film Throne of Blood, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In your opinion does Kurosawa succeed or fail in creating a satisfying, effective film version of the play? Consider all the changes made by the director in adapting the play: how does Kurosawa’s version compare to the original with regards to themes, characters, plots, and stakes? How does the Noh theatrical tradition influence your experience of the film?
Select a character in the play, and compare that character to its parallel in Throne of Blood, noting similarities and differences between the two. How do these differences help us to better understand the world Kurosawa depicts, and how does it enhance our understanding of his adaptation of the story?
How does the depiction of the supernatural differ between the play Macbethand the film Throne of Blood? And how does the supernatural help us to understand the motivations of the characters? That is, are the events of the play and film truly foretold, or are they brought about by the desires of the men that seek to accrue power? What understanding of humanity are we meant to take from the film?

Why do portia and nerissa play the “ring trick” in act 5 scene 1 on their husbands?

Prompt:
After reading William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice… in about 750 words.
Why do Portia and Nerissa play the “ring trick” in Act 5 scene 1 on their husbands?
Why don’t they just tell them what they know about what happened in Venice? Why do you think they feel compelled to play this trick on the men?
Must use cite from the text.
“The Merchant of Venice.” , directed by Robin Lough. , produced by Zoe Donegan, and Royal Shakespeare Company. , Royal Shakespeare Companbciy, 2015. Alexander Street, https://video-alexanderstreet-bc.orc.scoolaid.net/watch/the-merchant-of-venice-4.

You should pay attention to the language itself: consider the meter of the sentence; if you have chosen poetry rather than prose; and look at its grammatical and aesthetic structure.

You should have at least two extended close readings of the text where you carefully “unpack” the quotation using the formal analytical skills we have been working on.
For the close reading:
You should pick a passage that is no longer that 10 lines, but it can be shorter than that.
You should pay attention to the language itself: consider the meter of the sentence; if you have chosen poetry rather than prose; and look at its grammatical and aesthetic structure. When you consider the scansion of the sentence, look for other poetic or rhetorical choices. Below is a link to a sheet that contains many rhetorical terms. You should apply at least 6 terms from more than 2 of the 4 categories; make sure that you are using the terms correctly. You should describe at least 4 of the passage’s 6 features (form; structure/argument; voice/tone; sound/rhythm; language; tropes). Please bold all the terms that you use.