Macbeth the Victim of Fate

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Macbeth is a victim of fate in the Shakespearean tragedy he acts out of no free will he is a weak and easy to bend to anyone’s will. He is a victim of fate and succumbs to temptation and manipulation just like any order man. First the witches tempt him by say that all the power in the world could be his if he can find the way. Second Lady Macbeth starts his downfall into darkness and evil by manipulating him to kill the king. Third and then the witches second prediction he becomes cocky and assured with himself but this creates a snowball effect of Macbeth trying to cover his track making him kill more and provides him with nothing but hardship. All this can be viewed as his fate but this was not free will it was a weak man manipulated by everyone around him. The witches propheses are a big part of the start of Macbeth downfall when him and Banquo telling their predictions its starts Macbeth on the path of the belif that he could have all he wanted in hbis wildest dreams. When the withces say “All hail, Macbeth!,Thane of Glamis!,Thane of Cawdor!,That shalt be King hereafter!” (1.3.47-50) Macbeth takes the bait like a wide eyed child to a piece of candy. He asked just as they thought if chance will have me” King, why, Chance may crown me, Without my stir.” (1.3.43-44) he was pulled into their lies and trickery from the very beginning and he is thrown right into his choice to kill King Duncan but who most pushed him was Lady Macbeth. The second of the circumstances is Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth, at first, skillfully pushes Macbeth to murder Duncan by mocking him "Was the hope drunk; Wherein you dressed yourself?", doubting his love for her "Such I account thy love," accusing him of cowardice "And live a coward". She finally convinced him by pointing out how easy it would be "When Duncan is asleep". Macbeth loved his wife very much and valued her opinion,

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