The Power Of Evil In Macbeth

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A thought is an idea or opinion produced by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind. When this word is used in the play The Tragedy of Macbeth, it gives us an insight as to what is going on in the heads of the characters. The word thought can be used to exemplify the imagining of fantasies or the act of mulling over something. Evil thoughts often lead Macbeth and other figures into doing evil phenomenons. In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, evil is a destructive force. It causes harm to those who embrace it and their victims. When Macbeth and Lady Macbeth fall into the hands of evil due to a greed for power, they lose all sense of rationality. For example, Lady Macbeth pushes Macbeth into murdering Duncan, a benevolent king who praised Macbeth, who then continues the same crime in a chain of murder. Their actions, however, have consequences; guilt will haunt them for the Duncan's murder also turns his lords against him, and when the time of the battle comes, they desert him. His people, obviously not content with his rule, also desert him, and when the opposing army arrives at Dunsinane hill, Macbeth’s army leaves. "Where they not forced with those that should be ours,"(5.5.5). Macbeth has lost "honor, love, obedience, troops of friends" (5.3.29), because of his evil deeds, and this is what physically ends Macbeth. Feeling anger towards Macduff for having fled, Macbeth murders his whole family, and makes Macduff a powerful enemy. When Malcolm returns from England with an army, Macduff is there, as are most of the Lords of Scotland. But Macduff searches for Macbeth with the sole purpose of avenging his family. They fight and Macduff is victorious, he slays Macbeth, and proclaims Malcolm the rightful king of Scotland. As a result of his abuse on his people and his evil actions Macbeth's reign is brought to an end. For having followed evil, Macbeth is

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