Literary analysis - Frank Gentilella Mr Dugal English 12H 6 November 2018 The Deadliest of Sins Pride also known as hubris is one of literature's most

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Frank Gentilella Mr. Dugal English 12H 6 November 2018 The Deadliest of Sins Pride also known as hubris is one of literature's most feared words. From the times of the Anglo-Saxons to the present, pride has always been frowned upon. Pride has been the cause of the downfall of many characters. One such character was Macbeth in Macbeth , written by Shakespeare. The story of Macbeth starts with a noble Cawdor named Macbeth who bravely slayed an enemy of the state for King Duncan. After this he runs into three witches who tell him he will be king. Since Macbeth heard this him and his wife slay the king when he comes to stay with them. After the king is slayed Macbeth takes power and goes insane. He immediately begins to take out his close friends who are threats to his power such as Banquo and Macduff. The story ends with Macduff killing Macbeth which is ultimately caused by his pride. Once Macbeth gains his power we see his first signs of hubris when he says “How say’st thou, that Macduff denies his person at our great bidding?” (Shakespeare 1431-1432) This Quote

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