The events that take place in Macbeth are both the choices he makes and the witches prophecies. Fate and free will is what causes Macbeth to fall in the end. In Act 1, Macbeth is content with his future being led by “chance.” He says “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, without my stir” (I.iii.143-144). Macbeth thinks by letting “chance” take over there is no reason to go against King Duncan. He becomes the “Thane of Cawdor” which is one of the prophecies of
Macbeth struggles with whether he should kill the King or not, and I believe that killing the King is the worst thing that he could do. Macbeth even says, “that we but teach bloody instructions, which, being taught return, to plague the inventor” (1.7.11-13). The quote is basically saying that if Macbeth chooses to kill the King to gain power then others who are seeking power will do the same thing. Macbeth could gain power and control after the King’s death. He could even live as King for many years and rule the nation, but he could also be killed.
Macbeth knows from the witches that he will one day be king. Although, he feels the need to be king as soon as possible and do whatever it takes to get there as soon as possible. Instead of fate occurring like someone or something else killing the King Macbeth does it himself. There was no need to kill him, yet Macbeth used free choice instead of fate to become the king. Secondly, Macbeth also choses free choice instead of fate when he decides to kill Macduff’s family.
Macbeth was responsible for his own actions when killing King Duncan, the guards, and his best friend Banquo. These actions came from his flaw of ambition, His ambition for power would stop at nothing for him to become king. He wanted power so bad that he was willing to kill his best friend. The prophecies were the reasoning of the awakening of this ambitious mindset of
For example, when Macduff was looking for Macbeth, Macbeth could not face him because he would have to accept the consequences for murdering his whole castle. Facing your consequences refers to human nature, because you are accepting what you have done and knowing that it was wrong. Since, Macbeth murdered Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff’s castle he already knows that he is going to hell. Macbeth accepts that he is going
Sophocles use of foreshadowing shows the audience what terrible things will happen due to Oedipus killing his father and marrying his mother. In part 1, Tiresias tells Oedipus “ I say you are the murder you are seeking” ,as a not so subtle way of telling Oedipus he is his father’s killer ,but Oedipus dismisses him as insane. In part 2, Oedipus declares he will punish the man responsible for the plague in Thebes , “I ban this man whoever he is,from all land over which i hold power and throne.” but he the only way for the plague to end is
Now that the tragic hero has risen and fell, he will not give up even if it leads to doom. Macduff and Macbeth battle and Macduff returns to stage with Macbeth’s head in his hand. Now that Macbeth is dead Malcolm will be king. Macbeth is a tragic hero but others may see him as an antagonist. The reason some readers may give him that name is for all the killing Macbeth does in order to become king.
This shows him, seeing things that was not really there. Another sign of Early Psychosis was persistent, unusual thoughts or beliefs that can’t be set aside, regardless of what others believe. In the first paragraph Macbeth had a thought of killing the King and that thought could not be set aside so he killed him anyway. The last sign was strong and inappropriate emotions or no emotions at all. Macbeth showed inappropriate emotions when he was about to kill King Duncan.
Reasons why fate is a factor to the play and how shakespeare uses fate as a strategy to create s havoc and dreadful story for the reader, is by having the three witches tell macbeth his suppose fate. This is important because if Macbeth doesn’t know he is to be “ Thane of Glamis!... Thane of Cawdor!” (I, iii, 355 ) like the witches say then Macbeth wouldn’t even dare to harm the king without reasons. But analysing the quote he is fated to be the next king which Macbeth believe his fate and at the same time struggle to even through away his loyalty to Duncan so he can be the next ruler. Another example of fate being seen in the play is when Macbeth made a decision to kill Banquo, which to Macbeth is a loyal friend who he have trusted for a long time.
When Macduff comes back he finds out of his family 's death and joins Malcolm and his army to defeat Macbeth. Macbeth states that he is not born from a woman like the witches said in one of the prophecies rather he is ripped out of her mother 's womb. Macduff made a decision to do the right thing which was to fight for his country and for Malcolm to be king. Macbeth’s decision to murder changed his whole way of life negatively. With that being said, what goes around does come around.
He adheres to the prophecies they make which tells him about the future. Macbeth demonstrates that he is an evil character because he kills people for no reason. For example, he kills everyone who is in Macduff’s family except for Macduff himself. They are innocent people who have committed no crimes towards Macbeth. He also kills people in order to make his way up the throne and gain power to become king.
Getting to end of the story Macbeth has done everything to stay in power killing from killing the king framing the guards to killing his best friends and from their macbeth send people to macduff’s kingdom to kill his family. On quote for Macbeth final plays for saving his kingdom and making his final stand is when he is Macduff’s army is invading Macbeth trying to kill him Macbeth had no choice of killing Siward (V.ii.). This proves Macbeth has finally lost his cool know killing anyone in his way to try to stay in high power. Another good reason is because Macbeth doesn’t want to lose to Macduff and trying to get to him. Macbeth last quote or stand in the story is when make goes on into the war and goes ham and tries to protect his reputation, but later on meets up with Maduff and fight to the death.
VIII. 5-7). In this instance, Macbeth shows that he can feel guilt, and he exhibits this by demonstrating that he does not desire to end the life of a man whose family was already victimized at his hands. Guilt is the one thing throughout the entire play that stops Macbeth dead in his tracks and causes him to take a moment to consider his present and future courses of action. Although Macbeth was lead to commit murder by the witches’ manipulative predictions of the future, he is the one who ultimately makes the choices that prove that he is in control of his actions, even when his actions cause him to be filled with