Macbeth's Desire to Become King

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Lead: Fate is something that will inevitably happen in the future, while free will is the power that you have to make your own decisions. Link: In the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, the events in Macbeth’s life do not present themselves through fate, but rather through the results of the decisions he makes himself. Subtopic 1: Macbeth’s desire

Subtopic 2: Lady Macbeth’s Influence
Subtopic 3: Misunderstanding of the prophecies
Thesis: Macbeth’s fate is determined by free will and his actions, both of which eventually catch up to him resulting in his death. Intro written out
Fate is something that will inevitably happen in the future, while free will is the power that you have to make your own decisions. In the play Macbeth, written by William Shakespeare, the events in Macbeth’s life do not present themselves through fate, but rather through the results of the decisions he makes himself. Macbeth’s desire is the principle downfall of both him and Lady Macbeth, provoking numerous deaths. Lady Macbeth plays a leading role in influencing Macbeth to act as he does, and she also has a way of revealing the truly evil side of Macbeth. Hearing the prophecies was the icing on the cake for Macbeth, when the three witches revealed these to Macbeth it set his plan in motion. Macbeth’s fate is determined by his free will and his actions, both of which eventually catch up to him resulting in his death. Subtopic 1

Topic Sentence: Macbeth’s desire to become king seemingly affects his capabilities of recognizing right from wrong. Point: When Macbeth is told by the three witches that one day he will become King of Scotland the first thing he thinks of is how he must kill Duncan and how he must not be caught. Proof:  “If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well       It were done quickly: if th' assassination

     Could trammel up the consequence, and catch
     With his surcease success; that but this blow
    Might be the be-all...
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