fate in macbeth

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In Macbeth, Shakespeare shows how the witches’ prophecies, Lady Macbeth’s desire for power, and Macbeth’s yearning to be king, affect the fate of the play. In Act I, the witches’ chant show how Shakespeare gives the fate of Macbeth, “Thane of Glamis”, ”Thane of Cawdor”, “that shalt be King hereafter”.( Act 1 scene 3, lines 48-50) He has no other choice, but to believe them because there first two predictions were true. They call him …

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…grooms that were drugged up when Macbeth went in the room of Duncan, “Steeped in the colors of their trade”(Act 2 scene 3, line 103).He never expected to even kill Duncan, and he ends up killing many other people. He went from an innocent man to a mass murderer. There is no reason for these actions of Macbeth except the fact that he was destined from the start of the play to perform all these actions.