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Macbeth The Man Who Rarely Thought Twice Shakespeares play Macbeth is bursting with reckless and dangerous characters Of them Macbeth is the most prominent He is a valiant hero with a kind heart but his rash decisions lead to the deaths of several people including himself The first of Macbeths hasty decisions is his order to murder his dear old friend who knows too much Banquo and his son Fleance Macbeth feels threatened by the knowledge Banquo possesses as well as the prophecy that Banquo is the father of the future kings of Scotland His fears in Banquo stick deep III i 49 and he feels that in order to control his power his posterity and his future he must rid himself of Banquo and Fleance However Banquo and Fleance are not the only people he decides to have murdered on a whim When the Thane of Fife Macduff refuses to attend the royal banquet and then flees to England Macbeth makes another careless judgment The revengeful Macbeth tells Lennox that he must Seize upon Fife give to th edge o th sword His wife his babes and all unfortunate souls That trace him in his line IV ii 151 - 153 His rash decision to have Macduffs household slaughtered is brought on by an earlier act of foolhardy thinking After beholding the ghost of Banquo Macbeth immediately feels that he must go to the witches to be told his future whether it be good or bad While there apparitions tell him to Beware the Thane of Fife IV i 72 and he is given a false sense of hope that will eventually bring his downfall Macbeth is a classic tragic hero brought to ruin by his excessive impulsiveness Perhaps if he had thought twice about his trip to the witches or his orders of murder he would have been a successful king and his true
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