Macbeth: The Power Of Evil

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Due to the escalating power of evil in him, Macbeth takes evil actions to keep his power, causing the natural world and himself to face the consequences in an unnatural way, validating that the power of evil doesn't just affect you but also the world around you. In act 1 and 2 the unnatural events that happen associate with most of Macbeth's evil actions. Before the discovery of Duncan's death, Lennox reports how ““The night has been unruly,” and how “The obscure bird, Clamored the livelong night. Some say the Earth/ Was feverous and did shake” (2.3.-61-68). to Macbeth. Coincidentally “the night had been unruly” on the same night Macbeth murdered King Duncan which demonstrates how the evil actions of Macbeth affect the natural world in an unnatural way. Also after the discovery of Duncan's death, Ross and the old man discuss “dark night strangles the traveling lamp. Is ’t night’s predominance or the day’s shame/ That darkness does the face of earth entomb/ When living light should kiss it,” and how “On Tuesday last/ A falcon, tow’ring in her pride of place/ Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed” (2.4.9-16). In the same manner of before the discovery of King Duncan's death, “the dark night strangles the travelling lamp” along with “mousing owl …show more content…
After hearing that danger is coming for her family, Lady macduff ponders on why danger is coming because she is “In this earthly world, where to do harm/ Is often laudable, to do good sometime/ Accounted dangerous folly” (4.2.83-85). By claiming the “earthly world, is often laudable” to harm, Lady Macduff is explaining how it's unnatural for the criminals to be rewarded which represents just how the power of evil has lurred Macbeth into do anything it takes to to keep his power, even if that means killing innocent

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