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 Macbethâ€™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 Macbethâ€™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. .
Macbethâ€™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 Macbethâ€™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 .
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 Macbethâ€™s ultimate demise. At the .
commencement of the play Macbeth was considered something of a hero he had bravely .