Fate In Macbeth Essay

992 WordsNov 5, 20174 Pages
If a human is told about their future they would expect it to be handed to them, but if any sudden obstacle crosses their path, humans decide to take fate into their own hands. In William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Shakespeare writes about a Scottish soldier who strives for power, and the fall of the king. When Macbeth is told the prophecy that he is going to become king he allows fate to guide and takes no action. But the king does not announce him his successor, then Macbeth and his wife act in foul ways to capture the throne. Shakespeare uses the main character of his play and the two forces that pull apart Macbeth's mind; the policy of his loyalty and the influences of evil deeds tear that him apart, to publicize how…show more content…
When Macbeth is announced Thane of Cawdor he realizes that the prophecy is true. He Informs Lady Macbeth with a letter she reads about prophecy, she is thrilled with excitement but worries that Macbeth is too much of a delightful man to manage to be a King, as she states “Yet do I fear thy nature;/ It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness/” (1.5.16-17) Shakespeare now implies that Macbeth’s wife will be a tremendous influence on him, poisoning his brain through a process of events. She first attempts to make him act violently to possess his throne immediately and he refuses “We will proceed no furthermore in this business./ He hath honored me of late, and I have bought/ Golden opinions from all sorts of people,/ Which would be worn now in their newest gloss,/ Not cast aside so soon.” (1.7.34-38). Macbeth protests against his wife because he values his loyalty to the king and was recently honored Thane of Cawdor. The author has allowed the audience to connect with Macbeth and his mindset, he’s already unsettled with what his wife has proposed to him. Once Macbeth reigns the thrown he makes notice of his threats, or what he so believes that are his threats. As told in the prophecy Banquo’s children will rule after his reign, Macbeth feels threatened by Banquo because of his belief of being overthrown. Macbeth does not want to take action because he takes in consideration that Banquo is a great friend and has always been loyal to him, but his
Open Document