For Every Action There Is A Reaction In Macbeth

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William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth tells the story of Macbeth, a loyal and brave nobleman who lives in Scotland, with his wife Lady Macbeth. At the start of the play, Macbeth (a general in the army of King Duncan, originally thane of Glamis, then thane of Cawdor, and later King of Scotland) takes three prophecies from three atrocious witches. The first witch says, “All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Glamis” (1.3.48). The second witch says, “All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Cawdor” (1.3.49). The third witch tells us the final prophecy and she says, “All hail, Macbeth! that shall be king hereafter” (1.3.50). This is where the whole play unfolds with Macbeth knowing that he will become King in times way, and so forth he begins his way to becoming king with later on in the play as he murderers the King of Scotland, King Duncan. He eventually kills many others such as Banquo, Lady Macduff and her children, which later on in the play everyone caught on to why Macbeth killed the innocent, and is to why everyone retired away from his power, went against him and killed him. Macbeth’s death would be considered a “Poetic Justice” in the play Macbeth. The outburst of Lady Macbeth’s death for taking out a suicide would as well be considered a “Poetic Justice” in the play. But the wicked from them all, the three witches do not suffer in any way and do not take any punishment for their acts. The degree of “Poetic Justice” found in the play of Macbeth is acceptable and would be at a completion of 85%.
1 The first to be mentioned in my introduction paragraph right above is the one and only Macbeth. The first malevolent decision by Lady Macbeth and Macbeth was to kill King Duncan. With King Duncan out of the picture, Macbeth would become King Macbeth. But Macbeth’s conscience starts to overturn his decision in killing the King of Scotland, until his wife Lady Macbeth eases him and convinces him to step forth and do so. When he does kill the King of Scotland, King Duncan, he does frame the two chamberlains that should be guard keeping the door, by displaying the King’s blood on their swords. As so, Macbeth comes upon and overcomes his thoughts and does the first and most fatal damage that led to his death in the conclusion of the play. The second malevolent decision chosen by both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth was to have Banquo and his son killed. This would eliminate the possibility of Banquo’s son Flearance becoming king, as mentioned in the prophecies for Banquo. As the third witch puts forth one of Banquo’s prophecies, she says, “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none” (1.3.67). Later in the play, Macbeth hires these three killers and sent them to get rid of Banquo once and for all. As so the killers do get rid of him, the consequence of Macbeth going forth and killing Banquo causes Macbeth to hallucinate and form a vision of Banquo for his guilt in death. As he sees this image of Banquo he starts to become terrified and...

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