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Power Control In Macbeth

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How far would you go to ensure you were the ruler of a kingdom and the most powerful person of royalty? Many people would do just about anything, up to including murder. The Witches in the story told Macbeth of their prophecy and this added temptation and influence over Macbeth, but they couldn't control his destiny. Macbeth exhibits the most control in comparison to the witches, and Lady Macbeth. While the witches tell Macbeth about their prophecy, Lady Macbeth plants the seed to murder the king, it is Macbeth who commits the murder. Although, in Macbeth, the three sisters and Lady Macbeth exhibit some control on some events, Macbeth has the most responsibility over the murders. Macbeth was responsible for his own actions which led him to be insecure and he continues to commit murders as a result. The witches introduced the ideas and put thoughts in Macbeth's head, but they were not responsible for macbeth's actions.
The witches tell Macbeth and Banquo of their premonition of Macbeth becoming King and Banquo's sons being future Kings of Scotland. While Macbeth and Banquo pretend to not believe what the witches have told them, Macbeth becomes obsessed with wanting to know more information about him becoming King. The witches are responsible for delivering the prophecies that led to the master plan to murder King Duncan. “ These Weird Sisters had, in sooth, no control over macbeth; their prophecies no more annihilated his free-will than the oracles of the Delphic
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