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Role Of Good And Evil In Macbeth

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We are all capable of doing good and bad acts. What motivates us to be good or bad depends on the person. In William Shakespeare 's play Macbeth, the title character is motivated by power, therefore he will do anything to stay and gain power. Macbeth always results in violence to keep his authority; this is shown by Macbeth killing Duncan and then ordering both Banquo and Macduff to be executed due to Macbeth 's fear of being overthrown. When one results to violence, more violence follows. At the start of the play Macbeth is victorious in a battle for Scotland. King Duncan appointed Macbeth, Thane of Glamis for his heroic actions in the battle. Three witches predict that Macbeth would soon become " Thane of Cawdor/...…show more content…
Towards the end of the play, Macbeth visits the three wishes to attain his new prophesies. The first apparition says to Macbeth" Macbeth, Macbeth, Macbeth, beware/ Macduff. Beware the Thane of Fife. Dismiss me: enough"(4/1/71-72). The second apparition adds" Be bloody, bold and resolute; laugh/ to scorn/ The power of a man: for none of women born/ shall harm Macbeth (4/1/79-82). The third apparition concludes" Be lion- mettled, proud, and take no/ Care/ Who chafes, who frets, or where conspires are: / Macbeth shall never vanquish 'd be until/ Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill/ Shall come against him (4/1/89-94). The first prophecy indicates that Macbeth should beware of Macduff. Shortly after recently the first prophesy, Macbeth orders the assassination of Macduff; since Macduff fled to England, his son gets stabbed by a murder hired by Macbeth. After hearing the second prophecy, Macbeth feels reassured, for the reason being, he believes that everyone is born of a woman. The last prophecy makes Macbeth feel extremely confident because, the third apparition stated that Macbeth will not be overthrown until Birnum woods approaches the palace. In the end, Macduff kills and conquers Macbeth, it is also revealed the Macduff is born of a c-section. Lastly, Brinum woods approaches the palace, by the soldiers cutting trees down and using them as cover. With Macbeth 's violent action at the start of the play, Macbeth triggered Macduff to use violence to
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