Examples Of Evil In Macbeth

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People's selfishness doesn't stop there. With their natural ambition in wanting power and being the highest they are willing to do anything to reach it. This can be seen in the Shakespearean play, when Macbeth is willing to get rid of anyone to maintain power as king: [...] From this moment The very firstlings of my heart shall be The firstlings of my hand. And even now, To crown my thoughts with acts, be it thought and done: The castle of Macduff I will surprise, Seize upon Fife, give to th' edge o' th' sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls That trace him in his line (4.1). With humans greedy ways they don't really care about others as long as they benefit. And like Macbeth once they get a taste of what having power feels…show more content…
The novel Lord of the Flies, is a great example of how civilization is the only reason we keep ourselves from doing certain things. The novel, “Soon becomes a parable about the inherent evil in human nature, reflected in the natural brutality of these boys once they are away from civilization.” (Junior). People's perspective of others judgement holds them back. Along with people's morals, it makes them really think about their decisions that are selfish instead of not putting in society's perspective and doing it in a blink of an eye.This not only applies to adults but also children, which can be seen in the novel. Golding “...asks how superior we are to savages and he points to the superficiality of our civilization; indeed it seems to be powerless against the innate brutality of man, against his fear which is in fact against the innate brutality of man, against his fear which is in fact the expression of the evil that pervades the world.” (Michot). Humans “good” is just superficial and isn't truly what they are. Inside they are just savages that are trying to conform to society's norm, but inside they are selfish and evil. Therefore, humans are staying put as long as nothing triggers them, but inside they are full of selfishness waiting to be realized when others aren't paying attention which is quite
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