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The Innocent Witches MacBeth the tragic hero has always won the sympathy of his audiences despite all his evil deeds The audience most of the time believes that MacBeth had an inner good and that if it hadnt been for the witches prediction MacBeth would not have died Evidently MacBeth had used the witches predictions as a scapegoat The prophecies have been accused as a major cause for MacBeths downfall Yet if we look closely we find that in every situation MacBeth had a choice and it was he who made the final decision The witches predictions served merely as a psychological justification for MacBeths scheme Superficially it appeared that MacBeth was just following his destiny and had no choice in the fate that the witches predicted Thus the audience would think that MacBeth did not have the chance to do good but this answer is unrealistic In the play the witches predicted that MacBeth would be the Thane of Cawdor that he would be King and that Banquos sons would be kings MacBeth almost immediately took the prophecies as reality and tried to fulfill the tempting predictions The self- fulfilling prophecies resulted in the emergence of a greedy ambitious and conscience-less MacBeth He chose to believe in the predictions and disregarded Banquos sound advice To fulfill the prophecies MacBeth resorted to all means he needed support and confirmation for his scheme thus he let Lady MacBeth involve him in the assassin of Duncan It is apparent that MacBeths decision was of his own free will and not due to fate MacBeths fatal flaw was that he did not let events happen naturally He could have avoided Banquos death and stopped all his evil deeds in the early phase but he chose not to do so There was always a good chance for MacBeth to be a good king He might be suspected by Banquo but he could wipe away Banquos suspicion if he ruled
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