Narrative Point of View - Shakespeare put the play in a 3rd person point of view. He focuses mainly on fate and free will with the witches palying on the part foreshadowing Macbeth choices. Shakespeare proves us it's liable due to Macbeth choices on his own freewill that he killed Banquo which the witches said nothing about the death of them rather he is still going to be king wihtout their death. 8. Theme- Fate vs. Free Will- .
Macbeth killed the king and took the throne, so there is an apparent reason that it was Macbeth?s choice. Finally, the witches tell him that he will not fall until ?Birnam Woods meets Dunsinane Hill.? Well, Birnam Wood meets Dunsinane Hill and Macbeth is defeated. This again is partially Macbeth?s fault. If he hadn?t killed
Sophocles seems to even mock the believers a few times, by telling the audience how there is no point in struggling against what is meant to happen, In Oedipus Rex, we finally see the conclusion of the prophecy made at the beginning of the Oedipus Trilogy. As Oedipus tries to hunt down the man who killed Laius, the audience already knows that it was in fact himself who did it. The audience at the time still believed in prophecies, so they would have expected Oedipus to kill his father and marry his mother. Sophocles seems to even mock the believers a few times, by telling the audience how there is no point in struggling against what is meant to happen, In ancient Greece, the Greeks accepted Fate to be a reality that no one could control, and that determined the course of an individual’s life. Nowadays the idea of fate sounds ridiculous and has become something that belongs in a fantastical tale.
Fate and free will shows how his parent’s choice sets his destiny and pathways without Oedipus having a say in the matter. This also highlights the irony of blindness. This is explored by Sophocles in Oedipus the King through dramatic techniques and manipulation of events and consequences which will be evaluated throughout this speech. Firstly, pride is a major concept in Oedipus the King and also self-determination to seek and pursue is portrayed as the equivalent of self-injury. Oedipus’s pride that drives him to be determined to seek out the truth of his identity and Laius’s murder is seen as a courageous action by the people of Thebes but ends up being Oedipus’s downfall.
Friar John, go hence, get me an iron crow and bring it straight unto my cell” (Shakespeare 5.2, 18-23). Fate ruins Friar Laurence plan to reunite Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence tries to fix the plan but fate comes in to making the plan completely failure and end in Romeo and Juliet’s death. Fate makes it that Balthazar to reach Romeo first with the false news. So Romeo buys the poison to die next to Juliet.
In England Macduff is trying to get Malcolm to come back and get his spot back as King. They agree to wage war against Macbeth. The witches tell him that any man born a woman cannot kill him. Act V: Lady Macbeth has gone crazy. She kills herself.
Hamlet first learns from the ghost of his father that his death was actually a murder . Even though he swears to avenge his father, indecision overcomes Hamlet and he has to test the king’s sincerity. When the king’s true ambition is revealed to Hamlet, he affirms his choice to take violent action against the king. However, Hamlet would only kill the king once he caught him in the act of doing something villainous. At the end of the play, Hamlet learns that the king was to blame for poisoning the blade.
As we can see through Shakespeare’s writing, power cannot produce happiness nor satisfaction. In Macbeths pursuit of power his wife, Lady Macbeth pushes him into killing King Duncan. Right before Macbeth kills him he has already begun his guilt ridden kingship. This is illustrated when he sees “A dagger of the mind…” which is the creation of the
Lady Macbeth and Macbeth plan to hire murders to kill Fleance and his father Banquo. The murders only manage to kill Banquo and Fleance escapes. A nobleman then kills Macbeth and the throne is restored to the King's sons. Lady Macbeth commits suicide because she felt guilty about the killings.
Macbeth is also responsible for putting power into the hands of Lady Macbeth and therefore allowing her to influence him. Finally, Macbeth acknowledges his guilt of further wrongdoing and is thereby responsible for his actions. Macbeth’s ambitions drive him forward to follow an un-stated but a clearly obvious plan to kill Duncan. Although the witches prophecies trigger Macbeth’s desire to become king, no one makes him kill Duncan. When the second of the witches prophecies becomes true, Macbeth immediately thinks of murdering King Duncan.