M is for Max Black and Macbeth



[Gesturing at the men working in the corner] Han, those guys better be up there because we’re officially putting ass crack on the menu.

My choice for M isn’t big or deep or clever and it probably won’t be long, my choice for M is there simply because she’s fun, with just enough of a dark past lurking to make her a little bit layered. My M is Max Black from the American comedy 2 Broke Girls. She’s sassy, smart mouthed and incredibly hard working, working a day job taking care of a rich Manhattanite’s adopted twins, Brad and Angelina, dealing with her obsession with image, even to the extent of telling her off for worrying about them going up from their birth weights.
Her second job introduces her to the woman who becomes her roommate and best friend and changes her life by encouraging her to follow her dreams. Caroline Channing, the daughter of a disgraced millionaire has the upbeat attitude and loyalty to push Max, abandoned and abused by everyone she’s ever known to pursue her dreams and run a cupcake shop, achieved by both of them working their asses off to do it.

Max has never known her father, was poorly treated by her mother’s string of loser boyfriends, before eventually convincing her mother she had committed suicide in order to escape her crappy life

Also there’s Chestnut the horse that Max and Caroline stole. He’s fuzzy.


Lord Macbeth is the title character and protagonist of William Shakespeare’s play. Based on the historical king of Scotland, Macbeth is portrayed as an antihero throughout. The first mention of him is from a wounded captain’s account of battle and we are given the impression that he is a brave and capable warrior. However, when we actually meet Macbeth, through his interaction with the three witches we are presented with a man that is consumed by ambition but at the same time plagued with self-doubt.

Bravery, ambition and self-doubt. These three aspects of Macbeth’s character vie for dominance throughout the play. Shakespeare uses Macbeth to show the negative effects that ambition and self-doubt – eventually guilt – can have on someone who lacks strength of character. Macbeth initially draws strength from his wife, Lady Macbeth, who pushes him to kill Duncan but when that strength is taken away, his self-doubt becomes stronger. He flits between bouts of madness, plotting murder to secure the throne, moments of crushing guilt and pessimism.

By the end, Macbeth is too ambitious to adhere to his conscience but, at the same time, too self-doubtful to be happy about being a murderer. In fact, he is almost relieved when the English army arrive and he can return to what we are first introduced to, the brave and capable warrior.


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