Essay On Free Will In Macbeth

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Fate, destiny, prophecy all important pieces of tall tales, stories, and legends, that give everything and everyone an unchangeable path. In the play, Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the lives of man are once more played to the tune of a mischievous master. Though throughout the tale, Macbeth seemingly has free will, but in the end, realizes that he was just a pawn in someone’s game to be thrown away at a moment’s notice. As shown throughout the Book many times the witches tell Macbeth of his demise showing that he had truly no control of what was to come. In this case as in all cases the creator is at fault for creating Macbeth to bring horror, pain, and death to all those he betrayed. "All hail, Macbeth Hail to thee, thane of Glamis! All hail, Macbeth Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor! All hail, Macbeth Hail to thee, thou shall be King hereafter!" (Act 1 Scene 3) The witches are proof that fate could never be changed. By them telling of what would come to pass, due to …show more content…

As seen many time in Macbeth’s fall he becomes meticulous in his actions, going overbroad to change or follow his fate except this one instance. Early in the story he was willing to kill a longtime friend Banquo his son, and his willingness to murder an entire man’s family. Yet, he does not think to take the few steps to cut down a few trees instead finding it pointless to take action. With every prophecy, there has always been a reaction by Macbeth except this one, where he takes no steps to prevent his predetermined fate. This inaction goes against everything thing Macbeth has “chosen” to do just to simply go along with a predestined plan of the

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