The Macbeths’ Fall

Posted: August 22, 2016 by vequinox in Literature

The Great Conversation

The biblical story of the fall of man has been studied for thousands of years. Many scholars have concluded that the serpent was culpable for Adam and Eve’s transgression. Without the serpent’s persuasion, Adam and Eve might never have tasted the forbidden fruit. However, others maintain that Eve is responsible for man’s fall; not only was she too weak to resist temptation, but she also caused the downfall of Adam. Shakespeare seems to agree with this interpretation. In Macbeth, he cleverly portrays Lady Macbeth as an Eve who leads Macbeth into damnation.

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