Macbeth | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Carol Strongin Tufts

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Macbeth.
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Critical Essay by Carol Strongin Tufts

SOURCE: “Shakespeare's Conception of Moral Order in Macbeth,” in Renascence, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2, Winter, 1987, pp. 340-53.

In the following essay, Tufts considers the disruption of moral order in Macbeth.

For all the debate over the character of Macbeth—Is he truly a tragic figure, or little more than a criminal, a butcher?—and the nature and function of the witches—Are they agents of the Devil, of Fate, or the manifestations of Mecbeth's own mind?—most critics have agreed with G. Wilson Knight's assessment of Macbeth as “Shakespeare's most profound and mature vision of Evil …” (154). That “Evil” is viewed as opposed to nature itself, to the harmony and order of the universe, the “life images&#x...

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