Fate In Macbeth Essay

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Fate is our future. I believe in fate and that our life is decided even before we are born. In Macbeth, though, Macbeth's fate was not determined of him becoming king. By hearing the witches prophesying about him being king, he wanted it so badly that he made things happen to become king. “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none: So all hail, Macbeth and Banquo (Shakespeare 11)!” At the beginning of this scene the witches were talking and then Macbeth and Banquo appeared. The witches told Macbeth that he would become king. Macbeth doubted it at first and thought that it could never be true, but started to think of how nice it would be to be king. Then he got it engraved in his head that he would and went into action to do it. Ross …show more content…

Lady Macbeth tells him that they can't live forever and Macbeth says that it is comforting to hear that. “There's comfort yet; they are assailable (Shakespeare 59).” During this scene, Macbeth’s feelings continue to switch. He goes from feeling discontented and angry to feeling like everything is going to be okay. Macbeth is slowly going insane. He can't think straight and there are millions of things going through his mind at the same instant. Macbeth is changing because of this. Mainly, he just wants to be king and he will do anything, even kill, to become king. Macbeth also wants Lady Macbeth to be happy. It was Lady Macbeth's plan in the first place to kill King Duncan so Macbeth could get the throne. Macbeth wants to finish her job and accomplish the thing she started. Macbeth has different changing thoughts throughout the whole play, but mainly in this scene.

Act 5 scene 1, prompt #1
Dreaming is very similar to sleepwalking or sleep talking. Just like dreams, when you sleepwalk or sleep talk you aren't controlling it. People have no idea they are doing it and aren't thinking about what they are doing. It is a thing that develops because of the things you have heard and seen that day or throughout the week. In Act 5, scene 1, Lady Macbeth is sleepwalking and sleep talking. She has no idea what is happening because she can’t control it. Therefore, this makes her a vulnerable woman in this scene. Vulnerable means to be ‘susceptible to physical or emotional attack

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