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"Sin creates [an inclination] to sin; it engenders vice by repetition of the same acts. This results in perverse inclinations which cloud conscience and corrupt the concrete judgment of good and evil. Thus sin tends to reproduce itself and reinforce itself, but it cannot destroy the moral sense at its root."
Para. 1865, Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1994
The Seven Deadly Sins are really attitudes that underlie sins, whether mortal or venial, first identified by St. John Cassian (360 435) and refined by Pope St. Gregory the Great (540 - 604). They provide keys to understanding our faults (and the actions that result from our faults) as a framework for self-knowledge. If we understood how they factor into who we have become, we would understand much more about ourselves and our effect on others. The Seven Deadly Sins never occur as a list in the Bible, but occur many times individually with reference to religion.
The 7 Deadly (or Capital) Sins are:
Greed: a sin of excess. Greed roughly means a very excessive desire and pursuit of wealth, status, and power. Gluttony: Gluttony is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste. Lust: Lust or lechery, is usually thought of as excessive thoughts or desires of a sexual nature. Sloth: believed to be the failure to utilize one's talents and gifts. Wrath: also known as anger or "rage", may be described as inordinate and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. Envy: Envy may be characterized by an insatiable desire; those who commit the sin of envy resent that another person has something they perceive themselves as lacking, and wish the other person to be deprived of it. Pride: identified as a desire to be more important or attractive than others, failing to acknowledge the good work of others, and excessive love of self.
Your task is to identify places in Macbeth where these 7 sins occur. Include the proper citation (act, scene, line), who is speaking, and include the QUOTE that shows the sin. See the other side of this paper for a chart.
Who is Speaking
GREED GLUTTONY LUST SLOTH WRATH ENVY PRIDE