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Dr. Catherine Loomis
Dr. Sheby Richardson
Dr. Lisa Verner
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is colored with religious overtones. His play incorporates elements of religious beliefs of Renaissance England. Aside from its historical basis, Shakespeare’s Macbeth alludes to stories from Scripture as well as Renaissance religious practices and beliefs, particularly regarding witchcraft, prophecy, and the dangers of sin. Through this myriad of sources, Shakespeare offers a vivid and grotesque depiction of a man demise due to his involvement with sin, offering a profound caution to his audience of the dangers of temptation and sin.
Cusimano, Maria, "Temptation, Sin, and the Human Condition in Shakespeare's Macbeth" (2015). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 1969.