Macbeth As Guilty Of His Fate

1605 WordsMar 15, 20167 Pages
Macbeth is as guilty of his fate as a man under the influence is guilty to drive off his family from a cliff, to their demise. It is only on him that the guilt lies for he is the one and only at the helm of events. Of course you could take into account the booze in the man, and the prophecy that rotten the mind of Macbeth. Nevertheless, no matter the influence, free will was present, and therefore no one is to blame, but that who chooses. The man could have said no to the bottle, and Macbeth could have said no to his fate. You see Macbeth was a prisoner, chained by the compassionate praises he receives from his brothers in arms, and fellow noblemen. He is a vicious dog on a weakened leash. The three witches did not let Macbeth’s fate be known to him. They solely gave a mad man the excuse he needs to act upon his true nature. To fight off the good in him with the belief he has no other option than to give in. Macbeth choose to believe in the prophecies as facts because that is what he covets, not because that was his fate, but because of greed. When Macbeth first encounter the three weird sisters and heard their prophecies both him and Banquo were surprised, but in spite of their initial reactions they jest, and found their recently told fortune foolish. It was until one of the three prophecies came true, “All hail, Macbeth! hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!,” that those three sisters were not as humorous anymore (5). The witches have the power to see a future but
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