Essay on William Shakespeare 's Macbeth - A Story Of Fate

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“Macbeth a story of fate”

The concept of fate is noted countless times within Shakespeare 's play Macbeth. Fate was first introduced whenever Macbeth and Banquo came upon the three witches. The Witches predicted Macbeth 's future, "All hail, Macbeth! That shalt be king hereafter” (6). At this moment Macbeth is told he would be Thane of Cawdor, he would become king, and that Banquo 's children would succeed him on the throne. However these were only mere prophecies. It is at this point fate becomes a major part of the story itself, creating quarrels, evil and affecting everyone related to it. But Macbeth wants to learn more, “Stay [witches], tell me more” (6). He starts to become antsy for information by the witches and starts to feel reduced by what the witches told Banquo about his children succeeding him on the throne. This is our first time seeing fate becoming a factor in the story. Macbeth is ready to abandon Banquo and believe in the prediction made by the witches. Later after the witches tell Macbeth and Banquo their prophecies Macbeth is named Thane of Cawdor just as the witches predicted. This obviously would lead him to believe more about his fate to becoming a king. At this point is when Macbeth starts to come up with plans to make his fate become reality, with some help from Lady Macbeth. The two main things in his way were King Duncan and Banquo’s prophecy.
“I am thane of Cawdor.
If good, why do I yield to that suggestion

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