Macbeth, By William Shakespeare Essay

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The want for power can be blinding, because of this facade people’s judgement might be impaired causing decisions to be swayed, but the decision’s made none the less were still those made of their own free will. Throughout history there has been a debate about whether or not man controls their destiny or it is predetermined by fate. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare the main character Macbeth shows how he determines his destiny through his gullibility and his decision to rule by fear. Throughout the play Macbeth’s judgement was impaired but still they were his decisions. Macbeth’s gullibility and lack of better judgement allows people to manipulate him. Macbeth gets manipulated many different ways by Lady Macbeth and the witches. At the beginning of the play the witches tell Macbeth about their prophecy “Thou shalt be king hereafter” (1.3. 151). When Macbeth hears this from the witches he gets the idea in his head of being king and tells his wife of the good news. However, what the blinded Macbeth does not know is the witches plan for revenge on Lady Macbeth to get back at her and that he is being manipulated by false hopes and false courage. Macbeth misjudges what the witches are saying resulting in him and Lady Macbeth debating on killing Duncan. In an argument with Lady Macbeth about killing the king, Macbeth makes it clear he is too noble a man to kill the king and has too much to lose. One of his reasons was that he was already rising in importance. As…

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