The Good And Evil Of Macbeth: Good Or Evil

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Macbeth: Good or Evil When reading the story, it is assumed that Macbeth is devious, sworn to his wife’s word, but kind at heart character. Can Macbeth relate to modern society; would he get away with the things he does in this time today? One way Macbeth might be able to relate to modern day society would be his nervous personality, for his devious actions. Any modern day citizen could relate to Macbeth in the sense where he would be nervous under pressure. People could relate to Macbeth when he breaks character like he did when he attended the ball which was dedicated to Banquo, who he had invited. Someone who is waiting patiently for the person they plan to murder would most definitely break character at some point in time. The way that…show more content…
Macbeth begins his lineage by meeting a trio of witches, which confront him after his battle between his land, Scotland, and the opposing army of Norway. Macbeth confronts the witches about his victory of war, and how the witches will grant Macbeth the title of Thane, which is a Scottish rank of nobility, of Cawdor. They also grant Macbeth’s companion, Banquo, will beget a line of Scottish kings, even though in the story he is never given the title of king himself. The men are greeted by the King’s men, who thank both men for their efforts on the battlefield, Macbeth is indeed given the title of Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth is intrigued by the witches prophecy and thinks there is a possibility he may be crowned king. In the evening Macbeth dines with King Duncan and writes his wife the news, that he has recently been given the title of Thane of Cawdor. His wife than returns the word, telling Macbeth that she is impressed with his new title, and that if he really seeks the crown he must murder the King (Shakespeareedu). When Lady Macbeth arrives she insists Macbeth must murder the king, her persuades him to kill the king that very night. Could this be proof that, despite Macbeth’s actions, he could still be a kind, loyal soldier of King Duncan. Macbeth is controlled by his wife, persuaded and forced to…show more content…
During the ball Macbeth’s intentions are to have his three hired murders to take the life of Banquo and his son Fleance. The murders end up failing, Fleance flees the city, and Macbeth become furious. As long as Fleance is alive Macbeth fears that his power will remain insecure. He visits the witches in the cavern, after having visions of ghosts and dreads fearfully. When he visits the witches they tell him that he must beware of Macduff, who is a Scottish nobleman, who opposed Macbeth’s accession to the throne. The witches also tell him that Macduff is incapable by being harmed by any man born of woman, and he will be safe until Birnam Wood comes to the Dusinane Castle. This makes Macbeth feel less insecure about the situation.

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