Free Will In Macbeth And Oedipus Rex

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In many various pieces of drama, fate vs free will have been playing in many parts. In both the plays The Tragedy of Macbeth and Oedipus Rex both shows that the main characters is either fated to know their future or have the freedom to control it. In oedipus Rex, Oedipus was fated to know his fate either way. During The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth had the willpower to change his future, but have decided to listen to the three witches.

In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth had free will over his future. The text states that “All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Than of Glamis! / All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Than of Gawdor! / All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter” (Shakespeare 311). The three witches have told Macbeth’s future that

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