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Free Will versus Fate in "Macbeth"

Summary: The debate over whether Macbeth had free will or if his fate was sealed in William Shakespeare's famous work.
William Shakespeare's play MacBeth tells the tale of a Scottish Thane on the quest to become a magistrate. There is some debate, however, as to whether or not the title character's fate is predetermined. His actions have been predicted, but does he have any say in what the consequences are? It is safe to say that MacBeth's fate has been determined by his own freewill which is proven by his ambition, Lady MacBeth, and all also the indecisiveness of MacBeth himself.

The ambition of MacBeth is crucial in the unfolding of his quest to become king. MacBeth clearly heard the prophecy about him becoming King of Scotland. "All hail, MacBeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!" (MacBeth, Act I Scene 3 l. 59). It was still his choice whether or not to act upon this foretelling of events. MacBeth knew that even if he did not act...

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