Being Judgemental (Macbeth 4:3 – END)

Macduff: Not in legions Of horrid hell can come a devil more damned In evils to top Macbeth (4:3:64)

This one is pretty straightforward and to the point.  Macduff, who is not yet aware that Macbeth was responsible for the death of his son and many others as well, makes a seemingly correct statement that Macbeth is an all-around scumbag.  We tend to do that a lot in our day-to-day life, not being so harsh with words, but being judgmental.

Although this is a pretty extreme example, Macduff does not know all the details.  He was unaware of the incident with the witches.  He didn’t know about Lady Macbeth’s involvement.  Although Macduff didn’t kill the king, he was still judging Macbeth.  It was not Macduff’s place to judge, neither is it our place to judge.

Many times in our lives (or my life anyway) it is extremely easy to judge someone, for even the slightest thing.  Yet we (or I) expect for other people to let it slide if I slip up even in the slightest.  We should treat others as we want to be treated.  Also, Judge not, lest ye be not judged.  For with what judgement you judge, you shall be judged.  So if I expect others to be so understanding with me, its really important that I make an effort to understand them.

-Paulie 🙂


2 thoughts on “Being Judgemental (Macbeth 4:3 – END)

  1. You are absolutely right about being judged and judging others. We should all just be friends and act like spiritual brothers and sisters, instead of looking upon one another in a bad manner.

  2. Paulie- I don’t even have the words to describe how relevant this post was. I can say that I also judge people very easily and I usually don’t know the back story on the person or issue depending. I really never thought about Macduff judging Macbeth but it makes a lot of sense now. Thank you for the enlightenment…but not the kind of enlightenment that endarkened everyone…maybe I should just stop typing now.

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