Newton’s third law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This law can similarly be applied for how humans act on action and what the result may be from it. In the tragedy Macbeth, William Shakespeare expresses the idea that every action has a result. In this play, Macbeth, the protagonist, decides to murder the king for his own gain, but only to make more poor choices and to receive consequences from those choices that ultimately led to his and his wife’s downfall.
In the tragedy, other characters describe Macbeth as a war hero who the king honours. describes how Macbeth was fighting for his country.One of the first crucial decisions is that Macbeth decides to kill the king. Although he was led into making the choice, it was ultimately his decision. In Act 1, Scene 3 three witches prophesied that:
“….hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!/ ….that shalt be king hereafter.” (1 . 3 . 51 – 53)
Prophesying that he will become thane of Cawdor and the king. Another cause of him choosing to murder the king is Lady Macbeth. In Act 1, Scene 7, Lady Macbeth scolds Macbeth of unmanliness and fearfulness. Due to this, Macbeth was convinced to proceed with the plan of murdering the king. Once the deed is done, Macbeth instantly receives the consequences of his actions and how