Theme Of Freewill In Macbeth

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Throughout the play, it is assumed that Macbeth was written in a setting where the forces of fate is at work, yet it is actually Macbeth’s freewill that forms the course to his future. Shakespeare emphasizes on the emotions that Macbeth undergoes, and it is those complex emotions that influence the decisions of Macbeth. The prophecies given to Macbeth prove to be genuine, so many believe that it is fate the shapes every decision made; however, it is the freewill of Macbeth, with his conflicted emotions, that create the path to his doom. At the beginning, the reader is introduced to Macbeth, the loyal and honorable man who dutifully follows orders from his king. He has successfully won a war for his liege when suddenly he is approached by …show more content…
Macbeth is in despair; however, he is a man of pride and refuses to bend the knee for Malcolm. Also, Macbeth has no desire to beg for forgiveness for he knows that people will make a fool out of him. His freewill is seen on how Macbeth decides to keep on fighting, even though he knows he is going to die. The tragic man is worn out by all the anguish and guilt that he has held. The only reason Macbeth continues fighting is to hold onto the last thing he has left: his dignity. On that moment, it is not fate, but rather his freewill the keeps Macbeth going. The prophecies given have all been accurate, but the thing that needs to be focused on is the decisions that Macbeth made. The reader can sense the freewill of Macbeth because the character was so human. Those were the decisions of a struggling man with many flaws, and even though it lead him to his doom, that is what made it realistic. Macbeth made many wrong decisions throughout the play, but that is what people do all the time. Macbeth, just like people, used his freewill and created his own

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