Macbeth Good Vs Evil Analysis

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The internal conflict between good and evil has jeopardized the human condition since the beginning of time. Adam and Eve dealt with this when the serpent pressed Eve to eat the forbidden fruit and people still continue to struggle with this problem to this day. Every human struggles with good and evil actions because humans have the potential to be malicious and do evil deeds given the opportunity and motivation. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the protagonist, Macbeth, wrestles with kind and evil thoughts due to the constant pressuring of his wife and witches. The witches symbolize Macbeth’s subconscious mind while his wife represents his true identity. Near the beginning of the plot, the witches predicted that Macbeth would…show more content…
Ralph, from Lord of The Flies, by William Golding, struggles between doing the right thing and doing what’s wrong. After being stranded on an island with a few dozen boys, conflict quickly emerges. There is an unsaid thirst for power by the oldest two boys: Ralph and, the antagonist, Jack. When given the problem of hunger, they both go to hunt, and are faced with a wild pig. The boys decided not to slain the pig because [They knew very well why he hadn’t; because of the enormity of the knife descending and cutting into living flesh; because of the unbearable blood. (Golding 35) Ralph and Jack knew consciously that killing the pig was inhumane, even if it was for means of survival. As the story progresses, Jack becomes more aggressive, while Ralph slips into submission. After Jack successfully kills a pig, anarchy forms. The boys start to shout [Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood!] (Golding 161) The boys enveloped in evil, resulted in the atrocity that is murder. Evil flowed and ebbed in their lungs and they would do whatever it takes to see blood. Ralph, one of the few humane ones of he group, fought his own malicious urges. He finally gave in to his animalistic behavior after killing his first pig. He [Sunned himself in their new respect] and after the murderous act was done he [felt that hunting was good after all.] (Golding 170) Ralph, who was opposed to the thought of a knife [cutting into living flesh], now hungered for the flowing of blood. The evil thoughts would not have awakened from his subconscious if Jack had not focused on power or having to survive on an
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