By: Blake Wagner
The Evil Within
Some may think that think that the evil acts that Macbeth have done was all Macbeth, or Lady Macbeth pressured him into it, or even the witches manipulated him to kill. I believe that the evil was always inside of Macbeth, he just needed a push to let it show through. Macbeth could have done this on his own, but with the balance of good and evil inside of him prevented him from doing such terrible acts. But, the witches and Lady Macbeth have planted a new idea that is, with this power that you have you can claim all power and rule all of Scotland. This new idea then has an effect on the evil inside of Macbeth, thus leading him to these awful murders. So, i guess you can say it is all, Macbeth; Lady Macbeth; and the witches, there fault collectively.
The Evil is on the Inside
The song "Blood" by My Chemical Romance shows that the evil to kill people is inside of the person always. It only takes a motivation to do it, and all of the evil in the person will come through, and nothing will be able to stop the insanity. The lyrics "I gave you all that you can drink but that has never been enough" (My Chemical Romance. Blood. Nada Recording Studios. 2006.)
My Chemical Romance Blood Clean lyrics
Connections to The Darkest Path
Macbeth relates to the book The Darkest Path because in both books there is a person, or group of people that want to gain more and more power. In Macbeth, Macbeth wants to become King of Scotland. In The Darkest Path, the Glorious Path wants to over trough the U.S. federal government, and take over America. These relate because of the reason these "groups" want the power. It is simply because they want all power that is possibly obtainable. That is why Macbeth relates to The Darkest Path.
"By the clock 'tis day, and yet dark night strangles the traveling lamp. is't night's predominance, or the days shame, that darkness does the fact of earth entomb when living light should kiss it?" (Act 2, scene 4). Imagery has a large roll in all of Shakespeare's work. This gives a special meaning to his work. Without the use of imagery, his work would lose a lot of its luster.
"All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter" (Act 1, scene 2). This is ironic because at the beginning of the play the witches promised Macbeth all of this power, and that killing king Duncan all of these things would come true. But, in the end it takes an awful turn for Macbeth, leading to his demise.