Macbeth vs. Lucifer Comparison Essay by ltn1dr

Macbeth vs. Lucifer
Compares the characters of Macbeth, from Shakespeare's play, and Lucifer, as portrayed in "Paradise Lost" by John Milton.
# 59057 | 2,043 words | 0 sources | 2005 | US
Published on May 31, 2005 in English (Comparison) , Literature (Comparative Literature) , Shakespeare (MacBeth)

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This paper points out that ,although Macbeth and Lucifer seem extremely different, they demonstrate very similar things and are motivated by the same things. It talks about how neither of the two characters seek redemption, yet points out how Satan is redeemable. Many significant differences and similarities are pointed out throughout the paper.

From the Paper:

"Macbeth and Lucifer are the protagonists of Macbeth, by Shakespeare and Paradise Lost, by John Milton, respectively. Superficially, these two characters appear to have nothing in common, as there are many inherent differences between men and angels. They may have virtually no similarities in the physical sense, but their thought processes are in most cases almost identical. After careful examination, many connections appear between the tragic hero of Shakespeare and the one of Milton. The two aforementioned characters ruin their existence with one evil deed; after their first evil has been committed, an unstoppable chain of events occurs. Both the man and angel experience an extreme transformation to darkness and evil, making them much worse than they had ever been before."

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