Macbeth Essay | Prophesy in Literature: Macbeth and Star Wars III

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Prophesy in Literature: Macbeth and Star Wars III

Summary: In both the film "Star Wars III" and William Shakespeare's "Macbeth," humankind's innate reliance on prophecy as a guide to decision-making is explored. The Jedi believed Anakin was a prophetic figure in "Star Wars," and Macbeth assigned the same prophet-like qualities to the three witches.
From the very beginning of time, mankind has looked to prophecies, other individuals, and the supernatural to guide and help them with decision making. In essence, mankind is too weak minded to think for themselves, instead they look elsewhere for guidance.

Mankind has looked to prophecy as a means to guide them through their decisions and choices. We see many examples of this in both Shakespearian text and popular culture. The Jedi believed that Anakin was to bring balance to `the force'. Obi-wan Kenobi-a master Jedi who trained Anakin to become a Jedi- sadly cried out to Anakin, "I have failed you Anakin, I have failed you."(Star Wars) This was Obi-wan's way of saying that if he hadn't of failed, Anakin might still bring balance to `the force'. When the prophecy was spoken all the Jedi understood that Anakin had to...

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