Macbeth Essay Oct 12 - Morales 1 Misael Morales Guzman...

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Morales 1 Misael Morales Guzman Professor Montagna English 202 October 12, 2015 A Powerful Vision of Evil in Macbeth We see things in certain ways that keep us aware of what is good or bad. Maybe as a consequence of the traditional way of teaching and learning, we integrate our beliefs of evil into our regular understanding. Perhaps our unconscious works this way, incorporating a definition of something defined as classical conditioning by Pavlov. This may be the explanation of how evil was incorporated through Macbeth into some of the characters, especially into Macbeth, the protagonist. No less important, in the play we identify the witches who can represent the standard definition of evil. They appear in the play and manipulate and affect Macbeth’s perspective who later ends up with huge consequences that affect his relationship and his life. The play Macbeth introduces evil as one of the dominant ideas in order to intensify the meaning of the story; intending to extremely evoke, the play expresses evil in particular ways resulting somehow in unintended consequences. The play expresses the idea of evil into one of the most important characters, Lady Macbeth. She perceives that there is something to do with the Throne and have to act rapidly in order to get something out of it. In other words, she believes that the power can be acquired by any circumstance. In the play, Macbeth is the character who has to basically risk his dignity and
Morales 2 sanity in order to get that desired power which was predicted by the witches, and motivated by his wife Lady Macbeth, “All hail, Macbeth, all hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter!” (I, iii. 49-51). But weren’t these messengers pure evil when trying to fool Macbeth and Banquo to be King and commander of war? Witches represent the darkest side, the mythical side of the evil, therefore neither Macbeth nor Banquo would have to believe on her words. Though the believed on her words because they were words of hope, ambition, and power. However, the witches didn’t

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