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Macbeth Theme Of Fate

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Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. In this play, Shakespeare uses fate as a theme. Macbeth learns his fate early, which leads to another theme in this book, fall of man. In the beginning of the play Macbeth and Banquo meet the three weird sisters. They give the two men each a prophecy. The sisters tell Macbeth he shall be named The Thane of Cawdor and then crowned King. They then tell Banquo he will be a father of Kings. After the two men are given their prophecies the three weird sisters disappear and Ross and Angus arrive. Macbeth is told the old Thane of Cawdor has been accused as a traitor and is being replaced by Macbeth himself. This makes Macbeth and Banquo question if the sisters prophecies will come true, and does action need to be taken. Now that Macbeth is The Thane of Cawdor, he does begins to wonder how he will become the king. The…show more content…
Macbeth holds a banquet honoring Banquo; however, Macbeth knows Banquo will not be attending the banquet. During the banquet while Macbeth is giving a speech for Banquo he starts to have his second illusion, following the imaginary see saw before he killed Duncan. He sees Banquo’s ghost and makes him realize he is not who he was before he was given his prophecies. Macbeth has lost himself in a delusion and must continue his path he set himself on. Lady Macbeth begins her downfall when her maid and doctor see her sleep walking and shouting things. She is seen trying to get rid of blood from her hands but nothing is there. She is one of the people responsible for Macbeths’ actions. She is the one that drove him to them. She tells him to “Look like th’ innocent flower, But be the serpent under’t” (1.5). What she is saying is act like the innocent and honest man people believe you to be, but still follow your fate to becoming
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