What are best examples of characters lose all hope of redemption when he chooses the path of violence and betryal?   when u answer this question, please use quotes and explain the quotes as well

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The characters ultimately beyond redemption are Macbeth, and possibly Lady Macbeth, because of the path toward murder they took. Banquo warns of the possibility of great danger to the soul if the words of the witches are acted upon when he says:

And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths, Win us with honest trifles, to betray's In deepest consequence. --Banquo, Act I, scene iii

The witches are the instruments of darkness and Macbeth chooses to fall in with them and therefore he ends up losing his peace of mind, his connection to 'God' and ultimately his throne. Macbeth himself notes how far he has gone from the right path when he says:

I am in blood Stepp'd in so far, that, should I wade no more, Returning were as tedious as go o'er. --Macbeth, Act III, scene iv

To return to the life he had before with friends and the approval of is peers seems to him impossible, and he begins to be aware of what he has become, he doesn't like it; but he does not apologise or make excuses. He accepts with weary resignation that he is beyond any redeption. Famously in his 'Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow' speech he notes:

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing. --Macbeth, Act V, scene v.

To Macbeth the end is near, he has no hopes for peace or heaven and he is cut off from the normal life of his peers. His wife commits suicide, and their close relationship at the start of the play has also been destroyed.