The Virus Of Evil In Shakespeare's Macbeth

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The Virus of Evil in Shakespeare's Macbeth For one to fully understand Macbeth's decent into hell, one must
define evil and have an idea of how the process of evil effects the
decent. One may relate the process of evil to a virus. Evil is a thing
that one chooses to come into their life, and if one does choose for
it to be a part of their life, the person's life and themselves starts
to fall into the wrath's of evil. The process of evil first must
choose something or someone to infect. Then evil slowly, but
eventually, will take over its victim. If evil does ...view middle of the document...

Macbeth plans include to kill Duncan, which means Macbeth
will take the thrown. After ACT I the reader already sees that Macbeth
has already endured evil, and is quickly falling into its wrath's.

After evil makes its way into Macbeth's blood, it continues to steer
him on the path of evil. For example Macbeth states, "Put rancors in
the vessel of my peace Only for them, and mine eternal jewel Given to
the common enemy of man To make them kings, the seeds of Banquo kings.
Rather than so, come fate into the list, And champion me to th'
utterance." After the death of Duncan, Banquo and his sons are in
succession to be king, which causes problems for Macbeth. Therefore,
Macbeth, by the help of evil, kills Banquo, which causes his sons to
flee to Ireland and England. The death of Banquo and the absence of
his sons leaves the thrown open to Macbeth. The process of evil
continues when the messenger senses evil around Macduff's family, "I
doubt some danger does approach you nearly. If you will take a homely
man's advice, Be not found here. Hence with your little ones… Which is
too nigh your person." Here Macbeth plans to kill Macduff's family,
because Macduff and his sons are in succession after Banquo. Once
again the reader sees that Macbeth will not stop until he is crowned
king. At this point in the play evil has overcome Macbeth, and there
is no turning back.

At this point in the play evil has circulated through Macbeth's body
over and over again causing him to kill people and several other
sinful acts, and the only thing that lies in Macbeth's future is his
death. For example Macbeth prepares to die...

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