In Macbeth, how is killing a king sacrilegious, and how does it highlight the parallel between Macbeth's crime and Adam's sin?

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Adam’s sin was eating from the tree of knowledge, which led to every sin thereafter. Killing another person is conveyed in the book of Genesis with the story of Cane and Abel, Adam’s sons. Adam committed “original sin,” leading to evil in humankind. Macbeth murders King Duncan in order to ascend to the throne; Macbeth seeks power, just as Adam eating from the tree of knowledge meant defying God’s will.

Regicide is considered the highest crime in society, in which politics and religion are intricately connected. Macbeth killed his cousin Duncan, who was the King of Scotland. The...

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