Macbeth Fate Quotes

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When fate is brought into question, one thing people often ponder upon is what is the point of no return? There were many times throughout Macbeth by Shakespeare that Macbeth had the opportunity to change his serendipity. If Macbeth would have swallowed his pride when he received the three prophecies from the three witches, what was destined for him could have immensely been altered. Macbeth’s first encounter with the witches in Act 1 Scene 3 was the moment at which his entire world took a turn for the worst. In this scene the witches appear with a clap of thunder and soon stumble upon Macbeth and Banquo. Macbeth questions the three witches identities and immediately they began to chant, one at a time, “All hail Macbeth! Hail to thee, …show more content…

If it would have not been for the malignant encounter Macbeth could have avoided his fatal end. Once lady Macbeth discovers what has been said by the witches she is convinced her husband must become king and that there is only one way for that to happen; Macbeth must kill King Duncan. “Art thou afeard to be the same in thine own act and valour as thou art on desire? Wouldst thou have that which thou esteem’st the ornament of life …” (Page 56) This is the point at which Lady Macbeth weaves her way into Macbeth’s mind, persuading him to murder Duncan, which she would not have done had she not known the prophecies of the witches. Not allowing the witches to get under his skin would have caused Macbeth to spare the life of Duncan, in return sparing his own life. When Macduff uncovers the secret behind who killed King Duncan he took a stand to avenge him. He immediately set out to murder Macbeth. Once he achieves his goal he places the head of Macbeth on a stake and praises his own victory. “Hail, king! For so thou art. Behold where stands th’usurper’s cursed head: the time is free…” It was indeed a fatal end that could have been evaded had Macbeth not been told his prophecies. Macbeth’s prophecies could have been exactly that had he not known about them. Speaking to the witches gave Macbeth a sense of pride that enabled him to do horrendous things. All of his actions were based off

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