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Were Macbeth and lady Macbeth really evil?

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Were Macbeth and lady Macbeth really evil? Through out the play you see many scenes where Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are committing evil deeds, in this essay I hope to show what I think, using quotes and analysing the play to back up my views and thoughts. The first thing I am going to talk about how Macbeth was turned, this was down to lady Macbeth, she started trying to persuade Macbeth to kill King Duncan, the only problem is that Macbeth is a warrior and has devoted his life to guarding his king and has grown to love King Duncan, like he was his brother. So why, so why was he persuaded so easily? and why did he kill King Duncan?, I don't think that he does, as you can see in his last speech before he goes and kills king Duncan because he says "art thow a dagger of the mind, a false creation, proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain? ...read more.


The second is because of the last prediction the witches gave to Macbeth and Banquo, which was Banquos sons, would be king after Macbeth. Macbeth didn't wont this to happen either, so he asked two murders, that hater Banquo because he sent them to prison, to kill him. When Macbeth went back to the witches for the second he got told to be ware of Macduff by the first apparition. Due to this Macbeth wanted to kill Macduff " Macduff, what need I fear of thee? But yet ill make assurance dabble sure and take a bond of fate: how shalt not live". When Macbeth found out that Macduff had fled Scotland to England, Macbeth went after the next best thing and he got Lady Macduff and her son killed to try and bring macduff back to Scotland. In Lady Macbeths first scene in the play, after she has read the letter, She starts to call evil spirits to ' change' ...read more.


The part that says " unsex me here" means that she wants evil spirits to remove her gentler feelings and make her feel nothing about what she is going to do in the rest of the play, But this doesn't work because in Act 2 scene3, she faints and I think that this is when the evil spirits leave her body. After this she never really recovers as you see in Act5 scene1, when she is sleep walking and thinking about the evil things that she and Macbeth have commited " out dammed spot! Out, I say! One, two" she is counting the spots from Duncans death. This is the last time you see Lady Macbeth because here conscience plays on there mind she committed suicide. In conclusion to this essay I think that Macbeth was more evil than Lady Macbeth because Lady Macbeth realised that what she had done was wrong and that lead her to commit suicide. Where Macbeth only repented just before he was killed. Dave wheatley ...read more.

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