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Fate as most people think of it cannot exist Fate suggests that there is one way that a situation is going to unfold and nothing you can do will change the way it unfolds Instead there are always several fates the one that eventually comes about depends on choices you make along the way Sometime in hindsight it looks like that outcome is the only one that could have happened or the best one that could have happened but the truth is that it was only one of several possibilities Macbeth is usually seen to be a character that was not in control of his destiny In reality he was the one who decided how he was going to act and in the end he sets his own fate There was no god that was responsible His wife was not and indeed could not have been the responsible entity in his future The witches though influential only showed him one of the several paths he may have possibly taken Without Macbeths consent his wife would never go through with her plan for murder When she tells him of her ideas he goes along gladly Look like the time Bear welcome in your eye Your hand your tongue Look like th innocent flower But be the serpent under t He thats coming Must be provided for and you shall put This nights great business into my dispatch Which shall to all out nights and days to come Give solely sovereign sway and masterdom Ivi75-82 To this Macbeth replies only We will speak further Ivi83 It is clear that he has made the decision to kill Duncan whether or not he is prepared to admit it to himself or anyone else yet The witches like Macbeth were not simply pawns They were fully autonomous beings that made their own choices and in doing so showed Macbeth one possible future The knowledge of what may come was
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