Macbeth Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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What are some examples of evil in Macbeth? Obviously, Macbeth basically kills a bunch of people (although he doesn't directly kill all of them) but what other signs of evil are in Macbeth?

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Macbeth does personify evil in this play because he does commit regicide, not to mention killing his best friend, a wife and her children, and other innocent people.

Beyond this, we can find evil in other aspects of the play as well.

Even though she dies from guilt, Lady Macbeth is the chief instigator to the initial killing of the king.  She argues with Macbeth and manipulates into commiting a crime that he knows he should not commit.  Her lines in Act I , scene...

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