Macduff Vs Lady Macbeth

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William Shakespeare created a play titled The Tragedy of Macbeth, which is set in Scotland. In the tale, Macbeth, who is driven by the desire of power goes down a dark, bloody, and destructive path to overcome those he sees as a threat once he becomes king.Macbeth’s malicious actions later lead to his horrific murder. The essential theme is the characteristics of Good vs. Evil shown throughout the kingdom of Scotland. To begin with, Lady Macbeth and Macduff demonstrate various attributes of the topic Good vs. Evil. Lady Macbeth stood out as one who was ruthless, manipulative, wicked, and a woman of words. These traits portray her as an evil character because of her desire for power just like her husband Macbeth, which also leads to the bloody deeds she commits with him. (Act I, Scene V, Line 40-54) The next character is one who follows the good characteristics and that would be Macduff. Macduff was described as a courageous, determined, well-respected, and strong-willed nobleman of Scotland. Macduff wanted to do everything in his power to purify Scotland and the reader gets to view his traits more throughout the play. (Act V, Scene VIII, Line 6-8) In addition to the characteristics of some of the citizens of Scotland, Lady Macbeth and Macduff were not the only ones who were categorized as “good and evil.” The main character Macbeth is also a…show more content…
The reader sees that the characters personality, actions, and diction justify the significant theme good vs. evil. Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth displayed traits of evil and corruption by wanting power and wanting to get rid of King Duncan and others that were a threat. In contrast, Macduff showed readers that he wanted what was best for his country and refused to let Macbeth destroy his homeland. After reading The Tragedy of Macbeth, one can see that everyone is not what they seem because even the “brightest angel fell from

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