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Macbeth’s tragedy is that he understands the evil nature of his actions, but proceeds with them anyway.’

Nora Clarke

on 29 October 2012

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Transcript of MACBETH

Goes Against Natural Order of Things Macbeth Weakness of Morals
and The Strength of Men "Horrid image doth unfix my hair/
And make my seated heart
knock at my ribs?/Against the
use of nature?" Act 1/ Scene 3 Not only does Macbeth turn Scotland upside down by betraying the king and going against natural societal order, but he shows that greed can overcome morals, thus challenging the basis on which society is built. He know the evil of his ways, yet proceeds. Social conduct tells us to follow moral convention and we recognize this but our instinctive primeval nature is selfish and greedy. Listens To His Wife!!! Goes against 'natural' hierarchical order of the sexes; as inherent in the social order as that between king and commoners Food for Thought But is he challenging morals or simply social structure? Is being influenced by his wife equivalent to the murder of a king? Does the fact that the king's murder stems from a wife's beguiling influence add to the perverseness of the event? "Look like th' innocent flower/But be the serpent under 't." Act 1/Scene 5 Doth that shine clear?
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