Control Of Fate In Macbeth

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Macbeth is the one who ultimately in control of his fate despite the strong influences he takes from the sisters and Lady Macbeth. He is a strong willed character that loses his way and lets his ambition take over. The drama is at the heart of Macbeth and who he is. The things that he lets happen and control him and his eventual downfall. His actions mount upon each other and take him to lengths which he never thought he would need to gain what he wanted from the start, to be on top of everyone. A task that has no barrier and no man that will stand in the way of the ambition that Macbeth possess for the crown. He learns with each action he takes that there is one more obstacle in his way behind it. Macbeth only has himself to blame for the…show more content…
Being his wife she has even darker plans for him before he was even thinking of doing anything about the crown. She hatches a plot to frame the guards for the murder by leaving the knife Macbeth uses to kill the King near them while they are drugged. Macbeth does the deed of killing Duncan but brings the knife back and is very set back by what he just did and completely forgets he is supposed to leave the knife near the guards to make it look like they did. Lady Macbeth goes back and does this herself showing her utter ruthlessness to get Macbeth on the throne more than he really even wants to. She questions his ability to do the task, “IF we should fail? We fail! But screw your courage to the sticking-place, And we’ll not fail…” (Doc B). Macbeth is afraid of taking that next step into the point of no return with violence, but Lady Macbeth realizes this is what is necessary, “ I'll go no more:I am afraid to think what I have done; Look on't again I dare not. Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers…” (Doc C). She feels guilty when everyone starts asking questions about Macbeth and his quick ascension to the throne and she kills herself but Macbeth is so far gone with all of this happening at once that he feels…show more content…
The Weird Sisters gave him his wish and showed him that he would become King and Thane Of Cawdor and Glamis before any of it happened, “All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!... “ (Doc A). With this unrestricted view into what was coming for the future he thought he could plan ahead and accordingly to change those prophecies that went against what he needed to do to get the crown from Duncan and stop anyone who would want to take that very title from him. He thought he could ahead of it all with these predictions but these very predictions took him to make those choices that caused him to fall into those very predictions made by the Three Sisters, “Macbeth shall never be vanquished be until Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill shall come against him, That will never be who can impress the forest bid the tree unfix his earthbound root” (Doc D). He thinks through these visions he has outsmarted and can plan but just the opposite of luck comes making these predictions come to life in ways he does not want them

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