ShakespeareÃÂs play, Macbeth, involves a tragic hero who becomes a victim of fate. The truth in the witchesÃÂ prediction of MacbethÃÂs promotion to the Thane of Cawdor, causes Macbeth to trust them. The Weird SistersÃÂ next prediction of MacbethÃÂs coronation as King, leads to his unwise decision to kill Duncan. Lady Macbeth seems to be the catalyst to the demise of Macbeth and herself. The witchesÃÂ third prediction of BanquoÃÂs children assuming the position of King induces MacbethÃÂs attempt to kill him and Fleance. The next few predictions explain the circumstances of MacbethÃÂs killer. The fateful death of Macbeth finally ends the play. Fate and tragedy are truly the essence of the play, Macbeth.
These sinister witches foretell MacbethÃÂs promotion to Thane of Cawdor before Ross can tell Macbeth himself. Macbeth is somewhat intrigued yet skeptical. He was previously known as the Thane of Glamis and then holds the title of Thane of Cawdor. The second witch says, ÃÂAll hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of CawdorÃÂ (I, 3, 49)! Macbeth truly believes in the prophecy after Ross confrims his promotion. This newfound trust in the witches has ultimately doomed Macbeth.
During Macbeth and the witchesÃÂ first encounter, the second prediction of MacbethÃÂs coronation as King proved to be true as well. Yet the prophecy did not mention the means in which Macbeth will become King. The third witch says, ÃÂAll hail, Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafterÃÂ (I, 3, 50)! After time to think of the situation, MacbethÃÂs wife persuades him to kill King Duncan. Macbeth deems Duncan a generally good and virtuous man; yet in order to become king he thinks that he must kill Duncan. This is yet another step toward MacbethÃÂs true fate.
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