Macbeth is the tragic story of an ambitious man with moral dilemmas and this combination is what ultimately leads him to his destruction. In the beginning of the story he appears to have a light illuminating from within him because he is represented as a noble man that is worthy of honour. However, as the play goes on, the audience is able to see that this light dims and then vanishes because he constantly tends to lean towards darkness in order to achieve his goals. In addition, Macbeth is a character that is attracted to all that is unnatural. Therefore, the audience is able to see how Macbeth’s life is manifested with thoughts and events that are not natural. Although, Macbeth’s outward appearance is natural his dark, unnatural, inward appearance is the reality of his character. Shakespeare is saying that appearances are generally not on par with reality and the increasing contrast of appearances and reality, is what leads to corruption in the world.
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