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Was Macbeth a good man tempted by evil, or was he already on the path to evil and these...

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danica20007 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 27, 2011 at 12:29 AM via web

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Was Macbeth a good man tempted by evil, or was he already on the path to evil and these are his accomplices?

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samantha96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted September 30, 2011 at 10:12 PM (Answer #1)

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If you are agreeing with the statement that Macbeth is a good man tempted by evil than you can use the following as arguments:

-at the beginning of the play Macbeth is recognised as a nobel soldier for assisting to successfully defeat Norway at war.

-he is persuaded to commit his crimes by Lady Macbeth who manipulates him and questions his masculinity.

-the witches scheme to trick Macbeth and lead him to his downfall. They place doubts in his mind and make him become parinoid, prompting him to take action to prevent anyone from getting in his way out of fear.

-Macbeth expressed genuine guilt and remorse for his actions, to the point where he begins to experience hallucinations and  paranoia.

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