‘Macbeth is a victim of forces outside of his control.’ Do you agree?
Macbeth is a victim of forces outside of his control. Macbeth is a character whose choices impact that whole of the kingdom; however his choices are driven by fate and destiny. Macbeth is also the victim of Lady Macbeth and his thirst for power, which ultimately means that Macbeth is the victim of forces which are out of his control.
The events that ultimately lead to Macbeth’s death were inevitable. As shown by the witches prophecy Macbeth’s gain of power then ultimate demise were out of his control. They were destined to occur. Fate and destiny play an enormous part in Macbeth and it shows how Macbeth was not in control of his own destiny. The choices he made and the acitons he took were all leading to his death. The witches’ prophecies predict what is going to happen to Macbeth, they predict that he will become Thane of Cawdor which he does and they predict that Macbeth will be killed by someone who was not ‘born of woman’ (birthed naturally), which again came true. This shows that Macbeth was led by fate rather than his own mind. It was forces outside Macbeth’s control which led to his death.
Not only was Macbeth led by fate, but his actions and choices were manipulated by Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth was a very sly, manipulative, power hungry character who attacked Macbeth’s masculinity to make him carry out plans. When Lady Macbeth heard of Macbeth possibly becoming King of Scotland it was her that hatched the plan to kill King Duncan as she was impatient and impulsive. Macbeth did not want to carry out the deed of killing King Duncan; however Lady Macbeth was manipulative and got Macbeth to do what she wanted by using most persuasive arguments, directly implying that is he does not go ahead with the murder...