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How does Shakespeare present the nature of evil in Macbeth?

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How does Shakespeare present the nature of evil in Macbeth? In the play "Macbeth," the was many things to show the audience that evil is involved. For e.g. the supernatural, Witches, Weather, Settings, Hallucinations, And the humans who changed to evil (lady Macbeth who changed from a kind wife to a murderous evil woman). Darkness in our lives is said to be evil. For example, a black cat, a dark night, and a dark place are all symbols of evil. Shakespeare used these symbols to describe an evil character or place. William Shakespeare uses the imagery of darkness in Act 4 to describe the evil things or people. Macbeth, Scotland, And the witches. For e.g. At the beginning of the play thunder and lightning were used to introduce the witches and the way the witches dressed, the setting around them which was dark this was all used to show the audience that evil will be involved in this play. In the play "Macbeth," there were many interesting parts which could be looked at where Shakespeare used the supernatural. The use of the supernatural in the witches, the visions, and the ghost, this is a key element in making the play work and making the play interesting. Looking through each Act and Scene of the play, it is seen that the supernatural is definitely a major factor of the play. ...read more.


The witches dark meeting place and dark appearance all are to show the audience that they are evil. In Act 4: Macbeth spoke with the witches, murdered Macduff's family and did many evil things, which a king should not do. But Act 1 Macbeth was said to be a great and honest solider this tells the audience that Macbeth has changed from "noble" and "kind" from brave and a hero to "black Macbeth" and a "untitled tyrant. "This dead butcher and his fiend like queen", this is what Malcolm said about Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Which remind the audience that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have become evil. At the beginning of the play King Duncan is seen as a loyal king, and good to his people. Macbeth is seen as a strong, brave soldier who is loyal to his king and fights without mercy, but is corrupted from the witches prophecies and by Lady Macbeth's ambition. This is because of the weakness of Macbeth's character and the strong power of Lady Macbeth and how she is easily she was able to influence him. Her strength motivates him at the start but after he realises what he has done, Macbeth is the one who carries on because he know there is no going back and he continues in his murders. ...read more.


But he stills carries on killing in his evil way and not taking this as a sign. But when he starts to think about it, what will happen if he gets caught?, is he going to end up in the same way as lady Macbeth?. Fear starts to get to him, he can't sleep any more because he starts to feel guilty and having second thoughts. But when the army of England comes, he depends on the witches prophecies, and even when Macduff tells him that he was not born normally Macbeth still want to fight with Macduff till he dies. This shows and tells the audience that Macbeth is brave and full of courage (like how he is described in act 1). The three witches are capable of leading people into danger resulting in death, such as the sailor who never slept (Act I, Scene 3). In the play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth greatly change with respect to their characters and their personalities. Although Macbeth was weak at first it was the strong Lady Macbeth who helped him through the first murder but in sacrifice to controlling Macbeth But she lost control turned insane and killed herself. In the end it was worthy to call Macbeth and his wife "a dead butcher and his fiend like queen" but at the beginning of the play Macbeth and his wife were ordinary people at the time. Abdullah Elgayar Macbeth English ...read more.

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