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Macbeth - Consequences


            
             Consequences are an intricate part of our day-to-day lives; they are the result of .
             our every action and are our only real benchmark for right and wrong. Macbeth .
             experienced many consequences in his rise to power and his subsequent descent. Because .
             Macbeth was of the opinion that he was not accountable for his actions he never .
             actually took the time to foresee their consequences. It was this complete lack of .
             regard that led to the murder of Duncan, the first act of treachery that sent Macbeth’s life .
             spinning violently out of control. The appeal of power was too great for Macbeth. The .
             prediction of the three weird sisters, three people he had never met before, was enough to .
             make him betray his family, his own flesh and blood as well as his country. While this .
             murderous act earned Macbeth the throne it was not enough of a reward to quell his .
             bloodthirsty nature. Macbeth continued to perform calculated acts of violence with a .
             complete disregard for the consequences, murdering his friend and fellow war hero .
             Banquo. The burden of blame, however does not rest entirely on Macbeth’s shoulders, his .
             wife was equally deceitful and had the same blind ambition. It was she who originally .
             convinced him to that murdering the king was the only way to obtain true power. .
             Macbeth’s acts of violence and his lack of regard for the consequences led to the loss of .
             his kingdom, the respect of his peers and his life.
             .
             Through Macbeth’s treachery much was lost, the first of which was his life, which .
             came about as a result of his actions. Even though Macbeth went to great lengths to .
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             conceal his crimes and convince others that he was not capable of such atrocities a .
             lingering doubt still remained in the minds of those around him. It was this doubt that .
             initially triggered the uprising that caused Macbeth’s ultimate demise. At the .
             commencement of the play Macbeth was considered something of a hero he had bravely .


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