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Macbeth, Inherently Good or Evil?

             Macbeth is seems to be a worthy and loyal thane, is he? He changes from what .
             seems good to evil; however, he always has a little piece of evil creeping through his .
             thane-like facade.
             After the witches speak to him and Macbeth hears of his promotion to .
             Thane of Cawdor, he even then contemplates the murder of Duncan. "My thought, whose .
             murder is yet fantastical, shakes so my single state of man that function is smothered in .
             surmise and nothing but what is not ". These tendencies are only thoughts for now, but .
             Macbeth needs some more motivation to get him to believe the prophecy in fanatical .
             Macbeth finishes the deed and .
             kills Duncan. Although he hesitates somewhat he does receive the extra push he needs. .
             This happens when Lady Macbeth shames him when is hesitates killing Duncan. "I go, .
             and it is done. The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell. That summons .
             thee to heaven, or to hell." Macbeth further shows his emerging brutality to the man he .
             once served and loved by suggesting that he may go to hell.
             When Macbeth has Macduff's family slaughtered, he reaches the.
             height of the evil within himself; "Seize upon Fife, give to the edge o" the sword his .
             wife, his babes and all unfortunate souls that trace him in his line" He does this out of .
             what seems to be spite because there is really no gain in killing Macduff's family since it .
             is Macduff himself who is the problem.Yet this act of Macbeth's proves to do nothing .
             morethan fuel the fires of Macduff's righteous rage.
             Macbeth may have once been a worthy and honorable thane but the evil hiding .
             inside him shows through and wins. Lady Macbeth and the witches may seem to be the .
             evil ones but it is Macbeth himself who needs a small bit of prodding to let the evil which .
             resides in him show.

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