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In Macbeth Shakespeare shows how the witches prophecies Lady Macbeths desire for power and Macbeths 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 the Thane of Glamis which he is at the present time Then they call him Thane of Cawdor which he finds out shortly after that he is the new Thane of Cawdor Lastly they call him King hereafter which he realizes is his fate Macbeth sees this fate in his eyes to be very unlikely and almost impossible because of the current circumstances His reaction to the witches is stands not within the prospect of belief Act 1 scene 3 line 74 which tells the reader that the witches prophecies are a far reach from reality Macbeth begins to think if he ever had the chance to become king that it would be a great honor that he would accept If chance will have me King why chance may crown meAct 1 scene 3 line 143 The prophecy of Banquos son having power in the future effects the actions of Macbeth later in the play too The thought that Banquos child might take over the thrown from Macbeth makes him feel the need to get rid of him Fleance Banquos son gets scared as his father is being killed and flees Fly good Fleance fly fly fly Act3 scene 3 line 18 After his talk with the witches Macbeth starts to think about their predictions and how he will have to kill the king This frightens Macbeth to think about killing his great king so he decides to let fate lead him into the future Lady Macbeth actions play a
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