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In this essay I am going to discuss if Macbeth is evil. First I will look at the evil things Macbeth has done. Then I will look if Macbeth is really evil and then I will draw my conclusion.

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Introduction

In this essay I am going to discuss if Macbeth is evil. First I will look at the evil things Macbeth has done. Then I will look if Macbeth is really evil and then I will draw my conclusion. First I am going to look at the evil things that Macbeth has done. The evil things Macbeth does, showing him to be an evil character, are when he murders Duncan and when he also murders Banquo and then attempts to kill Banquo's son Fleance but he flees to another country. The other evil thing he does is to murders Macduff, and his wife, children and servants. In act 4 scene 1 Macbeth wants to kill every member of Macduff family he can catch: "the castle of Macduff ...read more.

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All hail Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor. All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter." I think that the witches predict that Macbeth will be thane of Cawdor and king of Scotland. This leads him to act in an evil way, especially when he kills King Duncan of Scotland. Macbeth is driven on to evil deeds by his ambitious wife, Lady Macbeth "come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here and fill me from the crown to the toe topfull of direst cruelty.......... Come, thick night all pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell, that my keen knife see not the wound it makes, nor heaven peep through the blanket of the dark, to cry, 'hold, hold.'" ...read more.

Conclusion

Would a totally evil man? "Sweet remembrancer! Now good digestion wait on appetite, and health on both." Now I will draw my conclusion. I think the Macbeth is part evil and good. On the one hand, he commits many evil acts. Yet, on the other, the witches made him kill Macduff's family and Duncan the king of Scotland, when the witches meet up with Macbeth they make their prediction with came true. He became king of Scotland. Also Lady Macbeth drove him to kill them, as shown by this quotation: "stop up th'access and passage to remorse that no compunctious visitings of nature shake my fell purpose nor keep peace between th'effect and it. Come to my woman's breasts and take my mike for gall, you murd'ring minister, wherever in your sightless substance you wait on nature's mischief." By Gary Roberts 10 Wallace Page 1 ...read more.

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