Macbeth's Fate

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The Fate of Macbeth Others fates are in the hands of the beholders. In Shakespeare’s novel, Macbeth, the Witches prophesize Macbeth’s fate. The Witches know a great deal about Macbeth as Thane of Glamis. The Witches prophesize that he will be the next Thane of Cawdor. The last prophesy the Witches make, for Macbeth, is that he will be king. Macbeth has no choice; the witches told him who he is, what was going to happen, and it was fated to be so. The Witches first prophesy states who Macbeth is. The Witches are aware of who Macbeth is prior to meeting him. The First Witch said “All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!” (1.3.48) to Macbeth. As Witches by knowing Macbeth’s status shows that they know a lot about Macbeth.…show more content…
Macbeth is told his future will involve him becoming king. The last prophesy the Witches have for Macbeth is “All hail, Macbeth! that shalt be king hereafter” (1.3.50). Hearing this from the Witches is unbelievable because of the next men in line for the thrown. Lady Macbeth receives a letter about Macbeth’s, and Banquo’s, prophesies. Macbeths will be “Greater than both, by the all hail hereafter!” (1.5.54). The interest of these prophesies bring the idea into Lady Macbeth’s head. This ends up forcing Macbeth’s fate and the Witches prophesies all come true. The king has been killed and a new king, Macbeth, is to be named. Macduff
Watson 3 states “He’s already nam’d, and gone to scone,” (2.4.32) to Ross. All three prophesies have come true, showing that the witches prophesies are representing Macbeth’s fate. The Witches prophesies are true statements of Macbeth’s fate. Macbeth’s fate has been decided, by the Witches, as they know who he is and who he will become in the future. These prophesies provide evidence, showing that Macbeth’s fate was decided. The fate of being Thane of Glamis, to become Thane of Cawdor, as well as king, provides truth towards the Witches prophesies. His fate has been decided and is set in place. The witches are essentially puppet masters, whom control Macbeth’s fate, being the
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