Genesis Three And Macbeth Comparative Analysis

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Genesis Three and Macbeth Comparison Why does William Shakespeare’s Macbeth seem like you’ve heard it before? Genesis chapter three and Macbeth has alot of similarities. Macbeth’s character traits are very familiar to some of us. His greed, selfishness, and the hunger for power, will eventually get the best of him. In the story Macbeth, act one, scene three, the witches represent the serpent from Genesis three. They were evil and would use their power to trick people into doing what they want. The witches appeal to Macbeth in a way that he can’t refuse. The witches approach MacBeth saying, “All hail, MacBeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!”, “All hail, MacBeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!”, All hail, MacBeth! Thou shalt be king hereafter.”…show more content…
Adam and Eve were banished from The Garden of Eden. Adam was forced to work for the rest of his life and his labor was extremely hard and painful and Eve was cursed with labor pains when bearing children. Furthermore, Lady MacBeth went psychotic, she was so guilty of what she did that she started hallucinating and kept seeing blood on her hands that she couldn’t wash off. Eventually the guilt became too much for her and she ended her own life. MacBeth went down fighting, but regardless he went down. He died by the hands of MacDuff. When MacBeth had MacDuff’s family killed, MacDuff vowed to get revenge on him. Actions has consequences no matter who you are and you will either pay now or later but one day you will pay.
Where have you heard Shakespeare’s Macbeth before? When you take a closer look at MacBeth and Genesis three you can clearly see the comparison between the witches, the serpent, Adam and Eve, and MacBeth and Lady MacBeth. Jeremiah 17:9-10, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know of it? I The LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his

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