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Morales 1Misael Morales GuzmanProfessor MontagnaEnglish 202October 12, 2015A Powerful Vision of Evil in MacbethWe see things in certain ways that keep us aware of what is good or bad. Maybe as aconsequence of the traditional way of teaching and learning, we integrate our beliefs of evil intoour regular understanding. Perhaps our unconscious works this way, incorporating a definitionof something defined as classical conditioning by Pavlov. This may be the explanation of howevil was incorporated through Macbethinto some of the characters, especially into Macbeth,the protagonist. No less important, in the play we identify the witches who can represent thestandard definition of evil. They appear in the play and manipulate and affect Macbeth’sperspective 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 themeaning of the story; intending to extremely evoke, the play expresses evil in particular waysresulting somehow in unintended consequences. The play expresses the idea of evil into one of the most important characters, LadyMacbeth. She perceives that there is something to do with the Throne and have to act rapidly inorder to get something out of it. In other words, she believes that the power can be acquired byany circumstance. In the play, Macbeth is the character who has to basically risk his dignity and
Morales 2sanity in order to get that desired power which was predicted by the witches, and motivated byhis 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). Butweren’t these messengers pure evil when trying to fool Macbeth and Banquo to be King andcommander of war? Witches represent the darkest side, the mythical side of the evil, thereforeneither Macbeth nor Banquo would have to believe on her words. Though the believed on herwords because they were words of hope, ambition, and power. However, the witches didn’t