We all wonder how our lives will turn out in the end. For Macbeth, this doesn 't come easily. In the story Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth’s destiny comes by fate rather than free will due to his belief of invincibility, his actions and how he goes about dealing with things throughout the story. In Act IV, Scene i, Macbeth goes to the witches for prophecies.
Fate Versus Free Will In Macbeth Fate versus free will is a theme well known throughout literature and in life as well. Is life controlled by fate, or are people’s lives dependent on the choices they make? In Macbeth, Shakespeare emphasizes the idea of fate vs. freewill, indicating that both elements play a role in the lives of individuals, as well as society as a whole. The main character, Macbeth’s, life is a combination of fate and his conscious decisions. The witches in Macbeth can control the fates of many, but only to a point.
Macbeth is a play written by William Shakespeare, a renowned English poet and playwright of the 16th century. Like most great works of literature, Macbeth contains a number of motifs, which are reoccurring themes or elements that can found in a story. Motifs are mainly used by the author to emphasize a certain idea or theme in the plot. According to the online article, The Role and Importance of Motifs in Macbeth by Tom Wiig, “Shakespeare employs the use of motifs to emphasize certain ideas as he aims to point out key elements for us, the audience, to decipher and explore.” Some of the motifs that appear in Macbeth is irony and paradox.
Control is a recurring theme in the play "Macbeth" as it warns the audience of the reprecussions of trying to control your fate. The first key event where control features in a significant way is the witches prophecies. They tell Macbeth that he will become Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland which establishes the importance of fate. Shakespeare conveys the witches as agents of evil that are deceptive and dangerous, "oftentimes to win us to our harm/the instruments of darkness tell us truths," showing that they use truth itself to influence a horrible outcome (Macbeth 's tragic demise.) Their message is compelling and attractive and we can clearly see their effect on Macbeth as it greatly contrasts to that of Banquo.
Have you ever wondered how many humans believe in fate writing their own story from birth to death? Through detailed prophecies of Macbeth’s fortune, Shakespeare develops a reoccurring pattern in the plot of the literature. These prophecies are told by the weird sister witches, whom Macbeth and Banquo encounter in the beginning of the play. The witches give Macbeth a fortune and then follow with Banquo’s future. The outcome of the fresh news is dependent on the reaction of the fortune’s receiver.
Traditional gender roles in today’s society are very different from what they once were. Shakespeare had progressive views on gender and gender roles in his time period, which he expressed through his writing. In MacBeth, Shakespeare showcases both his views and unusual roles through Macbeth and Lady MacBeth, MacDuff and the witches. Gender roles in the relationship of MacBeth and Lady MacBeth are probably the most obvious correlation between masculine traits expressed through female characters. Lady MacBeth belittles MacBeth and frequently challenges his manhood.
Kaila Hyder Williamson British Lit 05 October 2016 Macbeth Macbeth is most reliable for his own destruction and evil, but other characters played a big part in his reasoning behind the crimes he committed. The Three Witches gave Macbeth a idea of how to follow and obtain the goal the he had been wanting for a long time, to be king. His wife, Lady Macbeth, was a huge influence to commit the crimes he committed. She manipulated Macbeth in many ways.
As human beings, there are occasions where we choose between right or wrong. Certainly, It can materialize into effect on how other people judge you based on their glimpse of moral senses. In the play Macbeth, William Shakespeare displayed a dark and erroneous side of humankind. The three preeminent characters accordingly demonstrate identical attributes of greediness. For instance, Banquo who appears to be noble fails to resist his desires, and in relation to Lady Macbeth, she overrules herself with greed to a fate of anguish, and thus, Macbeth becomes engulfed with greed that leads to horrendous deeds.
In both the literary works Macbeth and The Great Gatsby there is a supernatural force that supposedly predetermines events and that force is fate. Fate means that whatever is determined to happen will happen and it will be unchangeable and unavoidable, whatever happens is meant to be. In both works this ‘Fate’ is seen in every part of the novels. But, fate doesn 't really control the characters. The characters in both works have there own free will , they make there own choices.
A theodicy attempts to explain why a just and good God would ever allow the existence of evil on earth. The Free Will Theodicy states that the reason that God would not prevent suffering is that “the suffering of the innocent is justified by the existence of free will”. This theodicy also claims that there are natural evils (such as accidents, diseases, etc.) and moral evils, and that moral evils only exist due to humans misusing their sense of free will. According to the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare the awareness that a deed is immoral is what makes fulfilling the deed evil. Nothing an animal does can be seen as cruel because their actions are purely instinctual, mankind is unique in that we have free will and sense of right and wrong, which means that we are the only species capable of true cruelty or evil.