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Evil In Macbeth It has been said Shakespeares play Macbeth shows the roots of all evil our own human nature The play is centered on the coexistence of good and evil Macbeth unlike any other Shakespeare play has the protagonist convert to evil In the beginning of the play Macbeth is shown as a hero in the Scottish army that is ironic because Macbeth has defeated a traitor and he will become one Macbeth knows his place in the world He is fully capable of distinguishing between right and wrong Macbeth purposely disregards his own moral judgment to rise to power To begin Macbeth himself stands as a symbol for Satans sin of ambition Like Satan Macbeths insatiable lust for power and ambition drives him to commit evil Macbeth is blinded by his ambition and like Satan battling God in heaven yearns for a position higher than he is fit to have In the Renaissance too much lust and ambition was seen as a evil in Macbeth This paper is the property of NetEssaysNet Copyright 1999-2003 rebellion against the will of God and the order of nature Macbeth through love of self sets his own will against that of God chooses a lesser finite good --- kingship and power - rather than a greater infinite oneRibner 290 This play is consumed by evil evil intentions evil thoughts and evil doings Contrary to the theory of supernatural forces he is responsible for his own actions The Three Witches and Lady Macbeth were only influencing factors in Macbeths demise Macbeth was pressured to do a horrible deed which was driven by evil The beginning of the evil was rooted in his wife and the witchs but quickly spread into his mind and heart The Three Witches told Macbeth the prophecy the prophecy that seemed to have sparked Macbeths evil wrath The cause of evil in Macbeth This paper is the property of NetEssaysNet Copyright
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