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Throughout history there have been several instances in which a womans splendor and wit have corrupted man in order to do their own bidding Even from the dawn of man women has manipulated her male counterpart as shown by the story of Adam and Eve In the Garden of Eden there was a forbidden tree in which nobody was supposed to pick the fruit from Despite the fact that there were a multitude of other trees which were just as satisfying Eve felt a temptation to pick this one trees fruit to eat After eating the forbidden fruit she enticed Adam to eat the fruit who reluctantly did so in order to please his companion With this horrible act mankind was cursed to a life of suffering and sin as opposed to a world of happiness and bliss It was Eve a woman who corrupted Adam into eating the forbidden fruit and dooming all of mankind However what would have happened if Adam would have resisted Eves temptations Would the world today be completely rid of the sin the Eve has brought upon us Despite this all of the blame cannot be placed on Eve alone for although she was the one who tempted Adam it was also Adam who was too weak to resist this enticement Shakespeares tragic play Macbeth thus intriguingly explores these aspects of our lives for throughout his work he seems to express typical feminine stereotypes and how they can corrupt men William Shakespeare lived in a time in which womens rights had not yet been thoroughly introduced Consequently his texts are full of such feminine stereotypes as them being weak submissive and soft However couldnt it be possible that William Shakespeare by acknowledging these stereotypes was actually expressing their falsehood For example in his most enticing work Macbeth he expresses Lady Macbeth a woman as naturally a fair and noble hostess 1628 However soon he begins to acknowledge her cunning
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