Good vs Evil


Moodboard for themes of Macbeth homework
James Riccitelli
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Good vs Evil
  1. At beginning of play Macbeth seen as a good person
    1. Described as "noble" by Duncan
      1. Captain/sergeant tells Duncan how brave and fearless he was in battle
      2. Duncan makes him Thane of Cawdor
      3. When witches tell Macbeth prophecies and they turn out true he starts believing what the withes said
        1. Beginning of him turning evil
          1. Tells Lady Macbeth about the prophecies and potential idea of murdering Duncan
            1. She started to manipulate Macbeth into carrying out the murder by insulting him and his manhood
              1. Macbeth struggles with the idea of murdering his king
                1. Decides not to do it but Lady Macbeth is outraged and forces him to do it
              2. She takes control in their relationship and starts the plan to murder Duncan
                1. Whats to become more male and evil
            2. Due to prophecies he believes he must kill his best friend Banquo and his son
              1. Banquo is killed but son escapes
                1. Shows how Macbeth has changed and no longer is worried or scared of murdering people close to him
              2. After hearing Macduff has fled to England, he immediately decides to murder his innocent wife and son
                1. Says he will be more decisive
                  1. "The very firstlings of my heart shall be the firstlings of my hand"
                  2. Macduff's wife and son are brutally murdered
                    1. Now Macbeth is truly evil
                      1. Macbeth has become more evil whilst Lady Macbeth is wanting the constant nightmares and mental torture to stop from all the horrible things her and Macbeth have done
                        1. Wants Macbeth to stop murdering
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