The Consequence Of Choices In Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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Harry Browne’s quote tells us that.“Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There 's a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything.” And when you think about it, it 's completely true...Everything has it’s price. You pay for the choices you make in life. And you pay for you don’t make depending on how they affect you. Hello everyone. In Shakespeare 's tragedy Macbeth, we see that the characters could often not escape the consequences of their choices. The characters that I will be concentrating on are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. This is a story about a leading ambitions and how it destroys his life and the lives of people around him.…show more content…
He compromises his honor and negates moral responsibility to attain power and position which results in his tragic end. From the beginning, Macbeth was faced with choices and he continuously kept on making bad ones. The witches vision for the future of him becoming king together with his ambition drove Macbeth to commit a crime, make a choice that would then continue to haunt him forever. With significant influence from Lady Macbeth, he decided to take action and murder King Duncan. We see him consider his choice to kill Duncan in soliloquy in Act 1, Scene 7 “If it were done”. This soliloquy shows us that Macbeth’s ambition is the only thing motivating him to carry out the regicide. He recognises that violent crimes are wrong and is concerned about the consequences of his actions unlike Lady Macbeth. He doesn’t want to betray the king’s trust, and knows people will be devastated at the loss of their humble leader. He discloses that he is afraid that the 'horrid deed ' shall 'return to plaque th 'inventor ', suggesting that his greatest fear is the consequences of killing his king and getting caught yet he admits that he has 'vaulting ambition '. We also see that his wife 's powerful persuasion is clear as he changes from clearly stating with a simple sentence, 'We will proceed no further in this business ' to 'I am settled and bend up ... to this terrible feat '. This gives us the feeling that Lady Macbeth is the type of person who will do anything to get
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