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The Good in Macbeth What does it mean to be good Is it to do and say the right things To cast away temptation and act only on what benefits others for the better In William Shakespeares play Macbeth the main character is seen as the essence of evil While Macbeths life ended at one of the lowest points of evil we can still find spots of goodness in him such as courage guilt bravery honor and love Macbeths life up until the time when the play begins has been one of honor and duty He loved his King and served him with great valor We see this at the beginning of the play when the Captain says And fortune on his damned quarrel smiling showed like a rebels whore But alls too weak For brave Macbeth well he deserves that name Disdaining Fortune with his brandished steel I2 14-17 From this I believe that while Macbeth had made the disastrously wrong decisions and basically condemned himself to hell he still is a good man underneath You can never take away the good from someones life even if it has been smeared over in blood Guilt is something that comes only to a person who has some form of goodness Every time Macbeth completed one of his ghastly crimes he was swept with a wave of guilt After one of his crimes Macbeth says Ill go no more I am afraid to think what I have done Look ont again I dare not II2 54-56 Macbeth sees the wrong in his decisions He knows what he is doing is evil and the inner battle with his conscience shows us this truth I believe without Lady Macbeths aiding in the beginning of the play Macbeth would have either repented or at least stopped his brutal quest for power We start to see Lady Macbeths actions have a huge impact on
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