Similarities Between Macbeth And The Crucible

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Macbeth and The Crucible: The Significant Effect of Witchcraft Witchcraft, which is an outdated practice from pre-Christianity and an indigenous tradition of the British Isles. It is a personal spiritual path practiced by different set of individuals in the quest to see the world for its true sacredness, within one's soul or in the presence of another's. An equally significant aspect of these two plays is their similarity and their captivating literature. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, written in 1606, and Arthur Miller's The Crucible, written in 1952, the subject of witchcraft is highly emphasized, and it serves a pivotal theme in the main plot lines of both plays. In the following, …show more content…

He now perceives that in order to become king he has to step over some people, kill them. For all intents and purposes, how can he become king if Duncan is already running the position? Executing Duncan was the only option in order for him to become king, at least to his regards. Despite his bad ambition, Macbeth is not happy about committing murder, not to the slightest. It's like if he'd close his eyes and reopened them (hoping to see things differently) he'd still want to kill Duncan for his position and he absolutely hates that. On the other hand his wife, Lady Macbeth, she has been plotting a way to dethrone, if not, kill Duncan since the beginning of the play. This one was evil from the start. Instead of pushing his husband away from developing a corrupted mind like her own, Lady Macbeth instead guides him to killing Duncan. A key thing to remember is, Lady Macbeth only provided a small role to his husband's corruption psychologically, but overall what truly initiated his unethical mind was the witches prophecy. The witches prophecy asserted Macbeth that he will be king, thus no one can get in his way, and if anyone dared to defy that they'd get eliminated by him. Becoming king is Macbeth's goal, even if it means doing monstrous things to achieve it, he will do it. Similarly to The Crucible's main antagonist Abigail Williams . The author describes her as a “strikingly beautiful girl with an endless capacity for dissembling” (Miller, Act 1, Scene 1,) meaning that that she’s a damn good liar. In the beginning of the play, Miller reveals that she’s an orphan and she used to be a maid for John Proctor's Household. Abigail’s had an affair with Proctor, which cost her job, and with jealousy and desperation she cast a spell on Proctor's wife to die so she can have him all to herself. Nevertheless, one can get executed for practicing witchcraft in these eras. As the play proceeds Abigail's terrible qualities start to unfold, the

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