The Theme of Good Versus Evil in the Play Macbeth

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The Theme of Good versus Evil in the Play Macbeth The play Macbeth by Shakespeare is a tragedy which is ended with the dead of Macbeth. Some people may ask “then who is the evil character that brings the tragedy of the play and the downfall of Macbeth?” Some people will say that the evil characters are three witches. Some people may answer it’s the Lady Macbeth. However, I strongly believe that the evil character who brings the tragedy of the play and the downfall of Macbeth is Macbeth, himself. First of all, Macbeth is evil since he became a murderer. At the beginning of the play, Macbeth was a war hero who was honorable. He was celebrated as a brave soldier and rewarded with a new title from the king. However, after he has been told by the three witches that he will eventually become a king of Scotland, he immediately kill King Duncan. This was a evil decision that he made for the first time. After murdering King Duncan, Macbeth became a king of Scotland. However, he did not stop murdering. Macbeth decides to kill his best friend, Banquo and Banquo’s son, Fleance, because the three witches prophesied that while Macbeth himself would be king, it was the descendents of Banquo that would be kings down the line. In other words the kingship won’t stay in Macbeth’s line with his kids being after him. To remedy this, Macbeth decides to send murderer to Banquo and Fleance so they cannot take the kingship from him. And Macbeth becomes bloody and bloody. Second, Macbeth is evil, because he continue his evil action although he really didn’t like what he did. Immediately after murdering Duncan, Macbeth experiences a combination of remorse and panic. He says that he has heard a voice saying “Sleep no more! Macbeth doth murder sleep.” He was so scared and so out of sorts that he has left the bloody dagger he used to kill the king at the scene of

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