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Chen 1 Karie Chen Mrs.Armstrong Prompt #3 Period 4 28 October 2019 The Definition of Good and Evil In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth is presented as an over- ambitious evil character, however, she has many other human qualities, too. Instead of identifying her as evil, it is more accurate to see her as multi-faceted. She has other good characteristics, but she suppresses them and only reveal her sinister characteristics in order to accomplish her ambition. Although she can be evil, she shows her other side through her relationship with Macbeth, her drive to be successful, and her guilty conscience. When her different characteristics encountered, it created conflicts and result in tragedy. One of her most significant moral characteristics is her love and care for Macbeth. Early in the play, she received a letter from Macbeth telling her about the prophecy and she immediately responds with “it is too full o’ the milk of human kindness” (1.5.15.). As Macbeth’s wife, she understands him profoundly, but she grasps his weakness as well. Moreover, she insists on assisting him to achieve his goal even if it meant doing false deeds. Lady Macbeth might have
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