Macbeth Essay

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ENGLISH 20 MACBETH LITERARY ESSAY

The choices we make every day are what shape who we are as human beings. To ask how many choices are made in a day is preposterous to ask because everything we do in life is a choice. The fact that I am writing this essay is a choice, what I eat today and how I chose to life my life are choices. Some of those choices can seem as insignificant as what we chose to wear to school, but what we learn is that no choice is insignificant. Others could be the difference between life and death. In his book “Choices” Dr. Shad Helmstetter stated “No one else can ever make your choices for you. Your choices are yours alone. They are as much a part of you as every breath you will take, every moment of your life.” This reinforces the idea that the choices we make yesterday are responsible for who we are today. It widely believed that we are in influenced by the people we associate with, this is the same with choices. Our choices are influenced by the people we associate with and events that have occurred earlier in our lives. Our choices not only affect our own lives, but the lives of the people around us, these effects can be positive or negative. Before we do something we need to stop and think about the impact that choice will have on not only ourselves, but also rest of the world. The problem is not everybody “stops and thinks”. That one seemingly unimportant problem is the cause of nearly every form of evil in our world and causes the many hardships we as humans endure. A piece of literature that relates to choices and their consequences is the play “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare. Whether it is Macbeth and Lady Macbeth orchestrating the murder of Duncan or Macduff refusing to attend Macbeth’s banquet, we see how the choices we make will hold an effect on us, even if it may not seem like it. In this essay I will explore the choices which lead to the character Macbeth’s downfall. In “Macbeth” William Shakespeare illustrates that the...
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