It is an either or situation. Some people may think MAcbeth is controlled by fate, but quite a few people think Macbeth had complete free will. The reason people think that is because Macbeth “chose” to kill. The other reason people think Macbeth had free will is because he had the choice to deny Lady Macbeth and her wishes to have him do evil things. Another reason people may think Macbeth was controlled by free will is because he could have just stopped killing, he could have killed once and then moved on and stopped, but decided to kill more to solidate his power.
However, his nobility falls short in act 2 scene 7 after he kills King Duncan to take the throne. Which brings us to Macbeth 's downfall and figurative nobility. Killing Duncan was his downfall that also brought down Scotland and because of this evil act, Macbeth was punished over and over through the play until his downfall cost him his life. His figurative nobility is brought up when Macbeth becomes king. Once a noble general now and noble king keeping secrets.
50-54 Macbeth). This dialogue comes from one of Macbeth soliloquies to himself. He has been crowned king, and all of the witches’ prophecies about him have come true, but he has become paranoid. If the prophecies about himself have come true, will not those concerning Banquo come to fruition? From this fear, comes his greed for more power and stability in that power.
Although he has second thoughts about killing Duncan, Macbeth chooses to go through with it. Lady Macbeth’s influence is a huge part of his choice, but he still is not under anyone’s control. It is his free will that helps him decide to speed up his fate of becoming king. When he murders Duncan, I feel that this is when Macbeth unleashes the monster in him.
Macbeth made his own choices which led to him being murdered. Although being manipulated by Lady Macbeth ultimately led to the decision, killing King Duncan was one decision that was made by Macbeth. Other choices such as killing Banquo’s family and other innocent people were choices made by Macbeth when he was flooded with power, because of his greed to hold onto this power. Although it is then arguable that Macbeth made the choices which ultimately led to Banquo’s murder and therefore were not controlled by outside forces, it can be argued that Macbeth was driven by his hunger for power and therefore it wasn’t Macbeth was driven by his hunger for power and therefore it wasn’t Macbeth making conscious choices. As soon as Macbeth was given power it corrupted him.
There are many reasons a once great man may fall. Hubris leads Macbeth into taking far too courageous actions, his lack of questioning makes him blind, and his own actions lay the blame of the Murder solely on his shoulders. While most can agree Lady Macbeth had her part in persuading him, one cannot blame her for the act simply because she wanted it to happen. Macbeth is the murderer, his wife didn't make one. Macbeth is firstly at fault due to his own hubris.
At their first appearance, the Witches state an ambiguity that rules the play until it closes: “Fair is foul, and foul is fair”’. Without the belief in witchcraft who knows if Macbeth would ever of been as great as it was. “However, the witches do not control behavior in the play. They are symbolic of evil and prescient of crimes which are to come, but they neither encourage nor facilitate Macbeth’s actions. They are merely a poignant external symbol of the ambition that is already within Macbeth”.
Tania Greve Mr. Ortiz English 12 2/26 2017 Macbeth and The Throne of Blood The Throne of Blood and the play called, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, which tThe Throne of Blood is based off of, have many things in common, mostly the personality of the characters but they also have many differences in plot and the background of the characters in tThe Throne of Blood it takes place in Japan and “The Tragedy of Macbeth”Macbeth takes place in Scotland. As the scenes change the characters change the differences between the characters in tThe Throne of Blood and “The Tragedy of Macbeth”Macbeth become more drastic. The first scene of the play with the witches were not a part of the movie. In the movie they skipped that part, and it went straight to the
Witches are essential figures in the play of Macbeth. The three witches and Hecate (The Queen Witch), present a menacing aspect and develop a strong connection to the audience of Shakespeare since utmost did believe in Witches and magic at the time. Yes, it may oppose some religions that oppose magic and witches', but the witches’ develop a strong connection to the audience. Symbols of fate, temptation, evil and the supernatural, creates an intriguing atmosphere, and the weird
At this moment in the play Macbeth thinks that the choices he makes will not effect the witches prophecy for him. After making this statement Macbeth thinks about killing the current king Duncan. However, during this time Macbeth is conflicted because he does not think he has a good reason to kill the king. "I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition. Which oer' leaps itself and falls on the other" (1.7.25-28).
In both the literary works Macbeth and The Great Gatsby there is a supernatural force that supposedly predetermines events and that force is fate. Fate means that whatever is determined to happen will happen and it will be unchangeable and unavoidable, whatever happens is meant to be. In both works this ‘Fate’ is seen in every part of the novels. But, fate doesn 't really control the characters. The characters in both works have there own free will , they make there own choices.
1. Shakespeare opens the play by showing the witches for several different reasons. One of these reasons includes the fact to set up the scene by creating a mood/tone. The mood/tone that is created is dark, ominous, and enigmatic as witches are known to be evil and wicked. This mood/tone was also created because Macbeth is known to be a tragedy play.