Evil Shown in Macbeth, Night, and Schindlers List

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Albert Einstein once said “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it” (brainyquote.com). Albert Einstein knew the truth of evil in humans. Macbeth, Night, and Schindler’s List all display evil in their works. In Macbeth, a Scottish thane and his wife kill to become the King and Queen of Scotland. In Elie Wiesel’s, Night, the Nazis show evil through their actions during World War II. Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List also exemplifies the evil actions of the Nazi during World War II. Macbeth, Night and Schindler’s List portray evil though murder, manipulativeness, and cruelty.

Macbeth, Night and Schindler’s List show the murderousness of people. In Macbeth, Macbeth shows his murderousness when he hires three murderers to kill Banquo. The first murderer tells Macbeth of his success in killing Banquo: “…/ with twenty trenched gashes on his head, / the last a death to nature” (3. 4. 29-30). Macbeth has three murderers carry out his murderous acts. In Elie Wiesel’s Night, The German Nazis actions were so horrible they murdered Elie Wiesel’s faith in God. Wiesel reveals this when he writes, "Never shall I forget those moments which murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to dust. Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God Himself. Never" (32). Schindler’s List also shows the murderousness of the Nazis. Amon Goeth shot a boy who could not get the stains out of his bath tub simply because he saw it as fun. In the movie Amon Goeth would sit on his balcony and look for any reason to shoot a Jew. These stories show the murderous qualities in each character throughout the works. Macbeth, Night and Schindler’s List all shared another characteristic of evil, manipulativeness. In Macbeth, Lady Macbeth manipulates Macbeth into murdering Duncan. Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth that she will be furious if he does not kill Duncan for her...
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