Macbeth Good Vs Evil Essay

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Many reprobates walk a thin line between good and evil; indeed, many miscreants have redeemed into remorse, sympathy or even empathy, but can the evil really be taken away from that person? Evil is a destructive force, it harms those who embrace it and their victims. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the title character succumbs to evil through his fatal flaw and greed. It corrupts everything it touches, so when evil clutches Macbeth, it corrupts him, and it ultimately destroys him as well. In many stories, circumstances that villains undergo to redeem themselves are often because of events in their lives, such as an idealism or encouragement from another hero, a positive change of heart, a good relationship with others, recognizing their own…show more content…
From a young age, Queen Cersei started her evil off with the jealousy that fueled her to push her best friend into a well, ultimately killing her. Hereafter, Cersei continued to murder if necessary to the point where redemption is out of the question. Which is comparable to Macbeth in the way he plotted clandestine deaths of the people around him and killed to achieve his only desire; the throne. Queen Cersei could not escape the evil that fixated itself on her, or in other words, all the perfumes of Arabia could not sweeten her little hand just like Lady Macbeth. Regardless, Lady Macbeth brought up an interesting topic if evil can really be taken away from a person. For her that was impossible, as Lady Macbeth’s guilt consumed her, and led to her downfall. Both Queen Cersei and Macbeth proved that their lust for power is a great enough drug to let evil take control over them. Nevertheless, evil is a destructive force that will bring down everyone involved, including the perpetrator. Once evil has crossed the line, forgiveness is almost out of the question. Although no person is all good, so where exactly does the line
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