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Macbeth Consequences Of Choice Research Paper

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Word Count:697 Consequences of Choices While the motivating factor of people's choices are all different, their decision they make, is what determines the consequences. In the play 'Macbeth,' we see how Macbeth's poor decisions and lack of character leads to his tragic death. Because of Macbeth's decision to kill Duncan, his decision to assassinate Banquo, and his decision to visit the witches, the consequences of his actions lead to his death. Macbeth's decision to have Duncan killed, leads to consequences that cause his downfall. After Macbeth is told about the witch's predictions of him becoming the King of Scotland, he states in his soliloquy, "Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,/That tears shall drown the wind. I have no spur/To…show more content…
After the unsettling dreams and visions that come to Macbeth, he goes to the witches, and is shown three apparitions: The First says "Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! Beware Macduff"(IV.i.71), The Second adds "The pow'r of man, for none of woman born/Shall harm Macbeth"(IV.i.80-81), The Third states "Macbeth shall never vanquished be until/Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill/Shall come against him"(IV.i.92-94). Macbeth hears what the apparitions say, and this makes Macbeth feel fearless, which leads him to the ultimate tragic decision that leads to his death. "The castle of Macduff I will surprise,/Seize upon Fife, give to the edge o' the sword/His wifes, his babes, and all unfortunate souls"(IV.i.150-153). After Macbeth finds out that he should not fear anyone, he has murderers go and kill Macduff's wife and children, which leads to his final stand. "Tell thee, Macduff was from his mother's womb/Untimely ripped"(V.viii.15-16). Macduff states that he was not born of a woman, but ripped from his mother at birth. "Yet I will try the last. Before my body/I throw my warlike shield. Lay on, Macduff,/And damned be him that first cries "Hold, enough!"(V.viii.32-34). Macbeth says he will not surrender, but will fight until he is killed. Therefore, Macbeth's tragic death comes as a result of his decision to visit the witches. Every choice that is made comes with some consequences, whether good or bad. Throughout the story, Macbeth decided to make the decisions he did, knowing the consequences, which led to the battle that he met his match and died a tragic death. Because of Macbeth's decision to kill Duncan, his decision to assassinate Banquo, and his decision to visit the witches, the consequences of his actions lead to his
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