William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' is a play in which a man by the name of
Macbeth, who is presented as a mature man with an uncertain character. At the beginning
of the story, Macbeth's character was a character with strong morals. As the play went on
though, Macbeth's morality lessened immensely. After killing Duncan he was very
paranoid and feared the consequences that would arise. He knew what he had done
wrong. In comparing Duncan's murder with his best friend, Banquo's murder, He was
much more relaxed after Banquo's death. His character shifted throughout the play.
Macbeth, at this point did anything to keep his crown, even so far as to getting killed for
it! I think that some sort of anatomy of evil was responsible for Macbeth's as well as other
characters' wrongdoings in the story. Each character in the story had to either fight it or
give into it.
In Macbeth's case, he fought it and lost, and therefore, gave into it.
The play makes several points about the nature of evil. One point it makes is that
evil is not normal in human nature. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth have to sort of 'trick'
themselves into murdering Duncan. First, Lady Macbeth has to beg evil spirits to tear all
human feeling from her ('...spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts...' [Act I, Scene V,
Lines 41-42] 'Stop up th' accessand passage to remorse / That no compunctious
visitings of nature / Shake my fell purpose...'[Act I, Scene V, Lines 45-47]) and then
she has to make Macbeth ignore his own conscience ('Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too
full o' th' milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way' [Act I, Scene V, Lines
17-19]) Once she has seen her husband's ambition has been inflamed, she...