Theme Of Fate In Macbeth

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“Actions are the seed of fate deeds grow into destiny” -Harry S Truman. He is saying that your actions determine your fate, which influences your destiny. He is warning us to be careful of what we do. This is also shown in the play Macbeth. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, the main character Macbeth is a nobleman to King Duncan. The play starts with Macbeth being a war hero by helping them win the war. This leads to the witches telling him he will become king. Macbeth believes them and ends up killing the king through the pressure forced upon him by his wife, Lady Macbeth. To cover up the murder he kills anyone that he believes is a threat to him. After committing all the murders he feels guilty because he did everything that was against his morales before to become King. Due to all the bad deeds he did, it leads to the people revolting against him and killing him. William Shakespeare shows that fate is determined by your actions in the play Macbeth to display Macbeth’s downfall. …show more content…
After Macbeth helps them win the war by doing a lot of killing, King Duncan says “And with his former title greet Macbeth” (1.2. 16). This shows that Macbeth’s actions in war lead to him getting honored. It also shows how he was has viewed as a good person in the beginning, and how everyone liked him because he was considered a “war hero”. After the witches find out about Macbeth helping them win war, they tell him that he will become king. After he hears that he can become king by killing King Duncan he says, “If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me, without my stir” (1.3. 144-145). This indicates that Macbeth doesn’t want his fate of becoming king to happen by him something bad, he wants to have it to happen without any problems. Macbeth is well respected and respects the society in the start of the play, and that is shown by his

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