Consequences Of Tragedy In Macbeth

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William Shakespeare’s 1611 play, Macbeth is known to be a tragedy, meaning Shakespeare created a play where the protagonist meets with disaster in an unavoidable circumstance bringing suffering and downfall to the character’s life. Shakespeare choose to write a tragedy to explain to the audience the meaning of life and its significance. He has also chosen to explain that doing an action that constitutes of an offence will always have a consequence. He shows this through many aspects in his play including through Macbeth the protagonist in the play who ultimately loses his soul from committing crimes. Also his beloved wife Lady Macbeth and the Thane of Cawdor are both shown to lose their life for doing wrong deeds. On the another, hand Shakespeare …show more content…
Through the minor characters Young Seward, Duncan, Lady Macduff and Banquo it 's shown that even the good suffers. All these characters got brutally murdered even though they were kind and did no wrong. Lady Macduff even stated before she was murder that "I have done no harm" but she still faced the consequences of life. Banquo and King Duncan were both noble men that served their country but were brutally murdered for doing good. Young Seward was also murdered but died a "faired death" as he died doing the right thing. All these characters died honourably as they didn 't do anything wrong unlike the characters who did crimes. Through these events Shakepsear intended for the audience to understand that no matter if good or bad one will always suffer the outcomes of life however, doing good is always better than doing …show more content…
However, in this world if one does good or bad they will still suffer the consequences of life. Shakespeare uses his play to discuss the meaning of life and how horrible it can be, that even if you do good you will still suffer in today’s society. Using the characters Young Seward, Duncan, Lady Macduff and Banquo he shows this message of how unfair life can be. Through the character of Macbeth Shakespeare shows how much one can suffer from doing a crime. As Macbeth’s life was a tragedy full of downfall and pain after he committed his crimes. He lost everything from doing a crime much like Lady Macbeth and the Thane of Cawdor’s whose life was taking away from them from doing their crimes. They both prospered to begin with but lost their lives for doing a devious deeds. So using all these examples Shakespeare suggests that crime will never pay however, no matter if one does good or bad in life they will still never be rewarded and suffer the consequences of

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