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Make detailed reference to Shakespeare's "Macbeth", Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" show how evil and wrongdoing are dominant themes in these texts. Evil has always been in everyone's lives. Some people have it more than others. There are places in the world where evil almost takes over. It crops up in all kinds of places, all over the world. In these texts, "Macbeth", "Frankenstein" and "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" there is a definite theme of evil throughout. In this essay I will write about what evil there is specifically in each of these texts. I will start with "Macbeth" because it has the most overriding evil out of the three. In the play Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, the leading character is Macbeth. He is a good, loyal nobleman in Scotland. At the beginning he has the title of "Thane of Glamis". He has just fought a battle and is on his way back to the king. The first time we come across evil in this film is while he is walking across a heath. Three witches appear to Macbeth and his friend Banquo. Witches have always been considered as evil beings; later in the play we find this to be true. The first witch says, "All hail Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Glamis", the second witch continues "All hail Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor" and the third witch then says "All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter." ...read more.


Macbeth then stops seeing the ghost, and raises a toast to Banquo. As soon as he does this the spirit returns. "Avaunt and quit my sight!" shouts the king, "hence horrible shadow!" Lady Macbeth instantly tells the crowd to leave "at once", to stop the embarrassing display from her husband. This scene shows that there is definitely evil, coming from Macbeth. He is either hallucinating this or the witches are putting Banquo there, either way, there is underlying evil in both of these things. At the end of the banquet, Macbeth reveals that he will go and see the Weird Sisters once again. When he does this the witches show him four apparitions: the first is of a helmet, it tells him, "Beware Macduff". The second is a bloody child; this says to him, "Be bloody, bold and resolute. None of woman born shall harm Macbeth." The third is of a child with a crown on his head, holding a branch it tells him no one will harm him "until Birnam Wood, to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him". The forth, and last apparition is one of the "blood bolter'd Banquo" alone with 8 kings. Macbeth's thugs are ordered to go to Macduff's castle and murder all that are within. When Macduff (who is in England with Malcolm building an army to take Macbeth) hears of the news he is furious, and calls Macbeth a "hell-kite" and a "fiend", he says that he wants to get Macbeth "within [his] swords length." ...read more.


on their wedding night. He then goes to the North Pole to commit suicide. Frankenstein then dies on a boat. In "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" there is many examples of evil and wrongdoing. The story is basically about a man who creates a potion to separate the evil and good into separate people. This is a wrong thing to do, as it is taking the place of God, and creating a being by himself. When Dr. Jekyll takes this potion he made, he splits into himself, and Mr. Hyde (Mr. Hyde is the evil in Dr. Jekyll). Mr Hyde is pure evil, all he does is evil actions, he pushes over a small girl in the street, kills a man for no reason and kills himself (killing yourself is evil as it is taking the responsibility away from God to kill you off when he sees fit). By using his potion that he created, he has created a character of complete evil, this is, of course a wrong thing to do. In conclusion I would like to say that in most stories, not all, but most, the good comes off as the winner. In real life this is not always the case. Readers like to read about evil, and what it would be like if all the novels, and plays containing evil were real. Evil is a very overriding theme in some people's lives. It is the same in these three texts, although, in all of them the evil is eradicated in the end, not always the case in everyday life. ...read more.

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