Pride And Corruption In Macbeth

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Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, is a tragic story about man’s faults. While fictional, Macbeth shows many true aspects of man, such as pride and corruption. Pride is shown in almost every act of Macbeth. It shows that even men whom are considered the best, most loyal men, can fall folly to the pride of life. Shakespeare uses Macbeth to show how pride is destructive, sin corrupts the mind, and that not all counsel should be taken. In Macbeth, the most shown factor is pride. When Macbeth was told by the witches that he would become king, the seed of pride was planted in his heart, and with encouragement from others, manifested quickly. Macbeth kills people he claims to care about, and starts a war all based on his pride. He deems himself more worthy and important than everyone, even his wife. Yet, despite doing everything in his pride and power to be the greatest, his pride causes him to die lonely and painfully, truly without anyone or anything beside him. If Macbeth had not allowed his pride to manifest to such a great extent, he most likely would have lived a …show more content…

In the beginning, Macbeth felt a deep guilt about planning to kill King Duncan. Once he did kill him, though, his conscious slowly started ebbing away. Within a short time, he was killing and manipulating many people; he even went as far as to kill the innocent wife and children of a man whom he considered his enemy. What started out as a doubt acted upon became a quick, almost unstoppable path of destruction. Every aspect of who he was, his conscious, was covered by the dark shadow cast by the corrupting sin. All in All, Macbeth is a wonderful, interesting read about the faulties of man. Macbeth forces readers to consider the sins of man, and examine themselves in every aspect. Macbeth shows that, without God, man makes themselves gods, which is the start to a path of pain and

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