Macbeth

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Macbeth S wing! Cling! Bam! Ahhhh! The final battle between Macbeth and Macduff. Who will die? Who will live? Read on to find out! Many people try to take fate into their hands to sped up the process. Some times knowing about what's going on is not a good thing. In the story fate plays a major role in everyday life.

T he main charter, Macbeth, deals with a large amount of fate. At first Macbeth does not believe the witches. "Say from whence you owe this strange intelligence" Act 1 Scene 3 Line 75. He does not believe all this good information such as Cawdor and king. He's skeptical that one person can know every thing. Towards the middle of the play he begins to believe the witches. "I bear a charmed life, which must not yield to one of women born" Act 5 Scene 8 Line 12.

Macbeth kills the king after he learns that he will be king. He is not worried about being killed because the woods have to move to the castle before he can be. As the play goes on Macbeth begins to believe in fate and at the end it gets him killed.

Banquo and his kids deal with a lot of fate. Half is good and the other is bad. " Your children shall be kings" Act 1 Scene 3 Line 86. The witches tell Banquo that his kids will become king someday. Fleance is going to become king after Malcolm. Banquo's bad fate is actually his last fate. " Who did strike out the light" Act 3 Scene 3 Line 18. The murders kill him in the woods on his way somewhere. Fleance escapes so all of th fate comes true. Banquo's family and him go through a lot of fate in this play.

Malcolm goes through fate like all the others. His father is killed by Macbeth. " Our royal master's murdered" Act 2 Scene 3 Line 81. Macbeth murders the king so he can speed up becoming king. Everyone knows that Macbeth killed the king but no one says anything. At the end Malcolm takes Macbeth's place as king. "Hail, king of Scotland" Act 5 Scene 8 Line 58. Malcolm comes back to Scotland with an English army to take on Macbeth. After Macduff kills Macbeth the rightful king takes his place. So in the end Malcolm regains the thrown and they kill the trader Macbeth.

T he main theme in this play is that fate will always come back to you. Fate some comes in good forms and sometimes in bad ones. Back in Renaissance times people believed in fate and it made a big impression on everyday life.