Argumentative Essay On Macbeth

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Research Essay: Summative The force of evil in the world, specifically minions of Satan, was a real factor in Elizabethan and Jacobean times. Discuss the play MacBeth in the context of the immanent presence of witchcraft in Jacobean England. ENG3UE- Rockland District High school – 3/28/2014 To many, William Shakespeare’s MacBeth, is a play about demonic betrayal and evil misconception. In the play, three witches approach the main character being MacBeth with prophetic knowledge of his near future and his immediate royalty; more specifically him becoming Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis and King of Scotland. Shortly after his encounter with the witches he is pronounced Thane of Cawdor and due to this knowledge,…show more content…
[Ellipses mine] (Macbeth, I, i, 1-13). Right away the audience was to be aware that there will be evil things taking part in the plot and seeing how Macbeth’s name is mentioned, they automatically know who the target was. Another point that Shakespeare touches on through his play is how Macbeth, when he is declared king after killing Duncan, is on a power spree – what with killing and getting rid of his threats to his throne. By referring to The Divine Rights of Kings, King James I stated: Kings are justly called Gods, for that they exercise a manner or resemblance of divine power upon earth. For if you will consider the attributes to God, you shall see how they agree in the person of a king. God has power to create, or destroy, make, or unmake at his pleasure, to give life, or send death, to judge all, and to be judged nor accountable to none: to raise low things, and to make high things low at his pleasure, and to God are both soul and body due. And the like power have Kings; they make and unmake their subjects: they have power of rising, and casting down: of life, and of death: judges over all their subjects, and in all causes, and yet accountable to none but God only. (King James I,

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