Fate : Witches Or Macbeth?

1039 Words Dec 14th, 2015 5 Pages
Cayde Hamilton
Ms. Crowe
English IV
11 December 2015
Fate: Witches or Macbeth? Many people in this world would argue that every one has free will, that the choices they make will determine their path in life, but some would argue that everything comes down to fate. People who believe solely on fate believe that their future is already determined, and they can do nothing to change it. According to Oxford Dictionaries, fate is the development of events beyond a person 's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. On the other hand, the definition of free will is: The power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one’s own discretion. In reality it comes down to a mixture of fate and free will together. People will always have choices that they will be forced to make. These choices that will determine the future, but if something is predetermined there is no stopping it. The Fates, or Moirai, were deities that were incarnations of destiny and life. Homer speaks of Fate (moira) in the singular as an impersonal power and sometimes makes its functions interchangeable with those of the Olympian gods. From the time of the poet Hesiod (8th century BC) on, however, the Fates were personified as three very old women who spin the threads of human destiny. Their names were Clotho (Spinner), Lachesis (Allotter), and Atropos (Inflexible). Clotho spun the “thread” of human fate, Lachesis dispensed it, and Atropos cut the…
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