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Macbeth Essay

  • Submitted by: brendi90
  • on December 6, 2008
  • Category: English
  • Length: 883 words

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Amanda Braendle

Evil’s Conscious
As we read Shakespeare’s Macbeth we are introduced into the many temptations that of   which can overcome and   torture people today even during our time. In Macbeth we are introduced into two poisons of society, that of which greed and power, and how that can affect every aspect of our lives. “Jameson points out the idea to murder Duncan first comes to Macbeth, Lady Macbeth does not incite Macbeth to commit the gratuitous murders”(Chapman University) As we continue our studies of Macbeth we see Lady Macbeth who has just been introduced to the nature of power through her husbands plan of murder. During the play we see two roles being discovered; Lady Macbeth, who during the beginning of the play was one of “impersonation of evil passions”(Chapman University) Whereas Macbeth was introduced as the one that of which conquer power through committing murder. As we continue we see the two   different roles start to collide, both overcome with power and greed. Lady Macbeth however I believe, demonstrates “evil without a consciousness,” as shown how the evil deeds Macbeth and herself have conquered to achieve power haunt Lady Macbeth, but now will never let her rest in peace without justice being served.  
In Macbeth, we are beginning to see Lady Macbeth as one who is easily teased by power. With new plans of murder, the passion and corruption beginning to seep through and overtake ambitions of Lady Macbeth to achieve power. As we begin to see the plan take place we are shown the different ways Lady Macbeth and Macbeth continuously switch roles. Lady Macbeth is soon looked upon as the;   “Look like th’ innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t.”(1.5.76-78) Although Lady Macbeth is not thought as a murder but as one who is introduced into the corruption of power and fame. When we continue on into the play however we begin to see Macbeth still itchy for more fame and more power as a thief is itchy for more gold. However,   Lady Macbeth...

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