Macbeth was a well-respected man and he was loyal to his king until his ambition ended up transforming him. Macbeth immediately after the first prediction of witches completes begins to have thoughts of murdering King Duncan the existing king even though he knows it is wrong. In his mind his ambition justified his actions. And at the end the bad "wolf" won. If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me Without my stir.
He was the one who became paranoid and killed many innocent people, including: Banquo, Fleance, MacDuff’s family, and Siward’s son. These were all of Macbeth’s free will, but his actions proved the prophecy to be correct. Macbeth fulfilled the prophecy because he had prior knowledge of it. This idea is a paradox in itself because it can never be known if Macbeth would have fought for the throne without previously knowing his prophecy. In conclusion, Macbeth’s fate was not predetermined; the decisions he made were fully his.While he might of been influenced by the prophecy, he still completed the actions of his own free
Once Macduff explains that he was not of woman born, Macbeth gives up and refuses to fight. If the witches had not given Macbeth a false sense of security with the prophecy Macbeth might have been more cautious in his actions. Also it might have kept Macbeth from giving up and accepting defeat and he probably could have beaten Macduff in
Macbeth claims “[He]Put rancors in the vessel of [his own] peace/Only for [Banquo and his son], and mine eternal jewel/Given to the common enemy of man,/To make them kings, the seed of Banquo kings!”(3.1.67-70). He seems to be in disbelief and is trying to convince himself that Banquo’s son would not become King. Until he realizes that his fate is not to stay King, but Banquo’s is. Macbeth appears to be both fair and foul as he unnecessarily claims that he is selling his soul to the devil to “make them Kings”. As paranoid as he is, Macbeth is characterized by metaphors as afraid of losing power to anybody.
Macbeth became king and therefore greater than Banquo but he lost his morality which made him lesser. Banquo dies but he is still happier dead than Macbeth is alive, and Banquo’s children will become kings even though he does not get to be one. All of these things happen because Macbeth hires men to kill Banquo, but also because it was Banquo’s fate regardless. On many occasions, people can be given half truths, like Macbeth was by the apparitions in Act 4, Scene 1, but it is the individual’s job to take from it what they will as Macbeth did, and make their own destiny. Another character that fate vs. freewill affected in Macbeth, was Malcolm, the rightful heir to the Scottish throne.
Traditionally this would be a great way to describe Macbeth, throughout this book readers slowly started to comprehend his intentions and actions . In one part of the scenes we can furthermore see through Macbeth 's words and ego. In this case Lady Macbeth was manipulating Macbeth into thinking he was less of a man for not Killing The former king to have the throne all to himself.In this scene you can see how insecure Macbeth truly is, he wouldn 't of needed to prove anything to anyone if he already knew he was manly.Readers could further understand Macbeth 's change in thoughts, by taking a further look into his goals, consequently
Let life play out the way it should be, fighting fate will never end well. Macbeth shows that he his ambition the second he thinks about murdering Duncan. Even though he does, he isn’t very confident in his thoughts. He says to himself, “My thought, whose murder yet is but fantastical / Shakes so my single state of man.” (1.3.152-153) Macbeth realizes that some of what the witches foretold had come true.
“If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me, without my stir.” (143-144), he’s hoping he won’t have to do anything to gain the crown and that it will just naturally fall so he wouldn’t have to assassinate the king for it. Macbeth is trying to not have any association with the murderous thoughts in his
I think that Macbeth should not kill the King because he knows that it is against his own morals. If Macbeth were to kill the King, the one pro would be that Macbeth would be the new King. This is something that Macbeth has dreamed about for a long time and he will not let anyone get in the way of it. There are many cons of killing the King in which Macbeth ruminates. One of these cons is the guilt that will haunt Macbeth for the rest of his life: “Let not light see my black and deep desires”(Macbeth Act 1 Sc 4 li.
I think it is critical that you put others before yourself. Gideon could have earned a ridiculous amount of money and fame off of his potion but all he cared about was his people's safety. Selflessness is a dying trait in today's world and I promised myself I would put others before
The person to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death is Friar Laurence because he kept their secret and helped them be together. He was also the one who married them in hopes of ending the feud between the Capulets and Montagues. He also made many mistakes that caused his plan for Romeo and Juliet to go wrong. He trusted someone to deliver a note of great importance to Romeo, gave potion to Juliet, and he fled Juliet’s tomb instead of trying to help her. All of these mistakes would not have happened if Friar thought out his plan a little more.
Once he laid eyes on the ghost, he started to confess and had shown guilt with his speech. “Macbeth - Ay, and bold one, that dare look on that which might appall the devil” (3.4.71-72). He is feeling the guilt of his best friend looking at him, knowing he has defeated him. Banquo acknowledges of how Macbeth is looking paranoid and guilty about his peers having dinner. He wanted to prove how unworthy he is to be Thane of Cawdor.
Worthy Macduff and we shall take upon ’s what else remains to do, according to our order” (5,6,1-6). Lennox has just seen how crazy Macbeth has gone and now he thinks Macbeth is the one that has killed Banquo and is talking to one of the other lords and says “...And the right-valiant Banquo walked too late, whom, you may say, if ’t please you, Fleance killed, for Fleance fled. Men must not walk too late…” (3,6,5-7). These show that there is still lots of meaning in life. They are all hoping for the future and waiting for a better time for everyone in their country.
Oedipus had his fate decided which lead to him being defined by arrogance that which made him believe he was able to prevent destiny from taking its course. Hamlet 's fate was determined by a supernatural being, the ghost of his father. The ghost elaborated on the his death and how he was poisoned by his uncle and how he asks of
The witches gave Macbeth a prophecy, and he believed it because he became the Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth earned that title by being a hero, and lost his values when he heard that possibility of being king. Once Macbeth kills Duncan, he is put on a path to be king. Macbeth is desperate to maintain his control, and kills Banquo. This puts Macbeth further on the path.