Macbeth Free Will Analysis

897 Words4 Pages
Generally speaking, in the play "Macbeth" which is written by Shakespear, Macbeth’s tragic downfall is absolutely caused by his own free will.According to his personalities, his original guilty and cruel mind caused him to murder the king.His plan foreshadows his deepest desire and what he will do to reach his goal.Macbeth’s failure is not caused by his fate simply because he has made the final decisions by himself.Without the decisions on his own, Macbeth won’t believe those prophecies or persuasions from others or murder the king. Macbeth’s intent to murder King Duncan comes from himself. “All hail,Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!(1.3.48)”.In this quotation, the third witch is telling the “prophecy” to Macbeth and Macbeth starts to…show more content…
“The prince of…show more content…
“To crown my thoughts with acts,be it thought and done:/The castle of Macduff I will surprise;/Seize upon Fife;give to the edge of the sword/His wife,his babes,and all unfortunate souls/That trace him in his line.No boasting like a fool;/This deed I 'll do this purpose cool/But no more sights!——Where are these gentlemen?”(4.1.155).In this quotation Macbeth regrets that all of his actions are too slow to reach his goal, he will realize every goal faster after this.He has also said that he will attack Macduff’s castle and kill all of his family members.This quotation shows that everything Macbeth has done, included murdering Duncan, is under his control.He will use any methods to realize his goal no matter it is right or not in the aspect of morality. “Both of you/Know Banquo was your enemy”(3.1.120).In this quotation, Macbeth tells both of the murderers that Banquo is their enemy.This quotation shows that Macbeth has seen everybody who is dangerous in his view as his enemy, even his king, and his best friend.He will kill all of the “enemies”,no one can stop him from becoming the king.Therefore, murdering king Duncan is his free will and this has caused his failure at the end of the
Open Document