Bad Decisions In Macbeth

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The power to decide, choose intelligently and appropriately is frequently a matter of how the problem is postured. Sometimes we try our best to choose the most logical and achievable option. But most of the times we choose the easier option to achieve our goal. Making decisions turns out to be easier when your morals and ethics are strong to you. If you make decisions based in people's opinions or beliefs then you make really dumb choices that later you will regret. There are really good man who makes wrong decisions and therefore they then become corrupt because the ambition of power blinds their morals and values. Initially we have a Macbeth that is well thought out as a courageous, strong and an honorable soldier. Macbeth seems to be a…show more content…
The witches in the first act told Macbeth his “future” and you can appreciate it in the following quote “All hail, Macbeth Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth Hail to thee, thou shall be King hereafter!" (1.3.49). The witches, in act I called Macbeth Thane of Glamis and Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth was already Thane of Glamis and he had been given the position of Thane of Cawdor but he didn’t know about it. Also the three sisters told Macbeth that he would be king. After hearing this prediction his mind got totally tempted to kill the king. His interpretation of what the witches said was that he needed to kill the king so he could become king. This story has both fate and free will. This is more than clear because as mentioned; the prophecy of the witches telling Macbeth he will become the king of Scotland but they didn’t tell him how was he going to become king. He just interpreted the prophecy, as he wanted. Fate has a very important role in the story. Fate also plays a role in the death of Macbeth. The witches told Macbeth that he must look out for MacDuff. Also the witches told him that any man who was born of a woman could not harm him. But he didn’t know that MacDuff was born by caesarean. This provided Macbeth a made-up awareness of confidence and made him contemplate that no man could ever damage

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