Satanism: Macbeth and Banquo Stick Deep… Essay example

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Since the beginning of time, evil has been the virus that has infected the world. It started as a small seed, and its nutrient has been the human weakness, then it became the root of sin of humanity. There are too many ways in which evil can be developed, and one clear example about it is ambition. It has even been mentioned in the bible that the extremely ambition of an angel created by God, trying to be better than him, leaded him to be expelled from heaven, a tragic ending. In Shakespeare’s is shown basically the same thing, and also that if people let evil control them, they could have their brain burned, their hands dirty, and their mouth full of lies. If people are guided by their ambition, it could benefit them or prejudice them at the same time. In the story the witches says to Macbeth that he will be the Thane of Cawdor and the new king, and that Banquo will be father of kings, but Macbeth found it hard to be live, but since the first prophesy became true, him and Lady Macbeth were fulfilled with ambition. Thus, they were eager to do everything in order for Macbeth to become king, and they killed King Duncan. In the story, when Macbeth kills Duncan, Macbeth says, “One cried ‘God bless us! ‘and ‘Amen’ the other as they had seen me with these hangman’s hands: List’ning their fear, I could not say ‘Amen,’when they did say ‘God blessus! ‘” (Page 293); here is seen the fear that Macbeth is having and also it can be interpreted a feeling of fear. After it happens Macbeth says to his wife something that he heard when he killed Duncan, which was: “Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep” (Page 294).Macbeth is feeling really bad of what he did, and he is getting his head burned with regret and guilty, and there is no way he can change it. Having bad thoughts, commonly lead people to do bad things. Using other examples where Macbeth is guided by his ambition, and also develops a feeling of fear, is where he pays to murderers to kill Banquo and his son Flence because he is afraid that the prophecy that the witches said to him could became true, so at the end he kills Banquo but his son flee from the forest where his father was murdered. In a Macbeth’s aside in the play he says to himself, “To be thus is nothing, but to be safely thus-Our fears in Banquo stick deep…” (Page 305). Here is where is first seen a feeling of fear of Macbeth towards Bnaquo. Also when Macbeth hire the two murders to kill Banquo he encouraged them to kill Banquo by saying, “Both of you know Banquo was your enemy.”, and both murders respond, “True my lord” (Page 307). Macbeth want to make sure they will be eager to kill Banquo because he is afraid they could doubt on killing him, and at last the hire a third murder to make sure Banquo will be dead. Even though Macbeth didn’t killed Banquo with his own hands, he is as guilty as the murderers for the death of Banquo, so he got his hands dirty by planning the murder. When people live with fear because of something bad they’ve done, they never speak with the truth. The same thing happened to Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, because they live with fear after they commit and plan all the murders. After Macbeth is known by the murders that Banquo is dead, he