Consequences Of Betrayal In Macbeth

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Betrayal Leads to Bad Decisions Betrayal is something that will have negative consequences. William Shakespeare shows different ways of consequences in “Macbeth”. At the beginning of the play Macbeth and Banquo, two captains, are loyal to King Duncan. After receiving predictions from three witches Macbeth they betrayed each other when they didn’t expect it. Macbeth betrays King Duncan because the witches told him he will become king. He also betrays his friend Banquo because the witches gave him predictions that can affect Macbeth. The three weird sisters betray Macbeth because he wants things to go his way. In “Macbeth”, Shakespeare demonstrates that betrayal is lead by unreasonable decisions that cause bad consequences. Macbeth…show more content…
The witches god doesn't like this which causes the the witches to betray Macbeth, “Spiteful and wrathful, who (as others do) Loves for his own ends, not for you. But make amends now: get you gone, And at the pit of Acheron Meet me i'th morning: get you gone, Will come to know his destiny. Your vessels and your spells provide, Your charms and everything beside” (III. v. 12-19). The witches god is saying that why are they putting up with Macbeth and that he only cares for himself. She wants the witches to teach him a lesson which will betray Macbeth because he thinks that they are loyal to him. The three witches create an illusion that is like a hint to Macbeth but he takes it a different way, “Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! beware of Macduff, Beware of the thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough.” (IV. i. 78-80), “for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.” (IV. i. 88-89), “Macbeth shall never vanquished be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill Shall come against him.” (IV. i. 102-104). The illusions are saying that he needs to watch out for Macduff because he is the main enemy, nobody that came from a woman's wound can harm him and that he will never be defeated until the woods come to life. This is important because the witches are betraying Macbeth by not telling him the complete truth but Macbeth leaves there confident because of the

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