Essay on macbeths descent into evil

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Macbeth’s Decent Into Evil
The character Macbeth in the story of Shakespeare’s Macbeth faces decisions that affect his morals. He begins as an innocent soul, dedicated to serve his kingdom and its king, Duncan. As time passes and opportunities present themselves combined with the deception of the evil witches, Macbeth begins his descent into madness. Macbeth’s innocence and loyalty are completely corrupted due to his over confidence, guilty conscience, and the inevitability of human nature. Macbeth looses sight of what is morally right to do in life because his logical choices are changed by these factors.
Macbeth was capable of achieving his place as king but his path to
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He kills his friend Banquo because he threatens his chance to keep his kingship. After dong so he try’s to override his feeling but can not contain himself and his true feelings are expressed in a stroke of his madness:
“Ay and a bold one, that dare look on that
Which might appall the Devil” (3.4.73-74).
Macbeth’s conscience isn’t necessarily responsible for Macbeth’s evil, but it can be used as a beckon to explain how deep into true evil he becomes on his downward spiral leading to death. Banquo affects him but killing Macduff’s entire family doesn’t move him emotionally in the least. His evil clouds his moral beliefs as he dismisses his conscience by simply acting and not thinking:
“The castle of Macduff I will surprise;
Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o’ the sword
His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls”(4.1.165-168)
In the original innocence of Macbeth the thought of murdering a family would be unthinkable, but the truly evil person he becomes commits the act with happiness know that there will be less to threaten his reign as king.
Macbeth is just like any normal individual in terms of human nature. He
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