Macbeth - Consequences

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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 sa

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