The Evil Within By: Mack Kary
In the upcoming play we will be reading, Shakespeare's "MacBeth" a topic we are introduced to is if evil is innate (comes from within). After thinking about the statement and hearing the opinions of others i think this statement is accurate, but doesn't stand by itself. External factors like one's personal life may persuade them to be evil, just like it persuades them to be good. In the end it is yourself who makes the choice to do the right thing or the wrong thing but external factors definitely influence the decision. Also, at times the right thing to do in a situation is subjective. An outsider may think that what the decision made by a person is wrong but they didn't know the external factors that helped influence one's decision. This can be true with people's perceptions of good and evil. I'm sure you've heard of someone doing something which could harm themself or others in the short long term but in the long term turns out to be very succesful and a good cause. In the end, the final decision is up to you to be evil or not, but consider that people can be strongly influenced by other factors.