Shakespeare's Influence On Fate And Free Will

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Shakespeare explores the influence of fate and free will on the choices people make in Macbeth through the use of a wide range of stylistic devices. He questions the influence of fate and free will on the choices people make. He explores the influence of fate, and how freewill affected the characters. Firstly, Shakespeare questions the influence of fate. Shakespeare used supernatural themes to show how fate was shown in the play. Macbeth fate was heavily influence by the witches, as a result the witches were controlling the actions of Macbeth and Macbeth was being driven by fear and expectations. As Macbeth rises in power his actions became more evil and people around him are being hurt and influenced by his actions. One of the scenes in Macbeth shows the witches summoning the apparitions as Macbeth watches. The second apparition said to Macbeth “Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth”. The witches were telling Macbeth that anybody that is born from a woman cannot harm him. This makes Macbeth thinks he is invincible and that he can do anything without being killed. Furthermore this scene shows how Shakespeare uses the supernatural theme of the witches to show how fate was influencing Macbeth’s life. Secondly, Shakespeare question the influence of free will. He used…show more content…
He uses supernatural themes, violent themes and more. He is able to show the audience the influence of fate and free will have on people and how their lives were effected. As Macbeth rises in power he seeks advice form the witches and fear of being overthrown he starts killing those who he think are a threat to the throne. Quote from the third witch, “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter! Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none. So all hail, Macbeth and
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