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2 Fate versus Free Will Melissa Jones

3 Fate The development of predetermined events beyond human power, regarded as destiny

4 Free Will The power of acting at one’s own discretion; choices that are not determined by prior causes

5 Macbeth Witches’ Prophecy “FIRST WITCH All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis! SECOND WITCH All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor! THIRD WITCH All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!" (Shakespeare, 1606, pg40)

6 First Prophecy Catalyst Told he will be King Not how or when he will be

7 First Apparition “ FIRST APPARITION Macbeth! Macbeth! Macbeth! beware Macduff. Beware the Thane of Fife. Dismiss me. Enough.” (Shakespeare, 1606, pg75) Macbeth is concerned

8 Second Apparition “SECOND APPARITION Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn The power of man; for none woman born Shall harm Macbeth.” (Shakespeare, 1606, pg76) Macbeth mistakenly believes he is invincible

9 Third Apparition “THIRD APPARITION Be lion-mettled, proud, and take no care Who chafes, who frets, or where conspirers are: Macbeth shall never vanquished be, until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill Shall come against him.” (Shakespeare, 1606, pg76) Macbeth thinks he will live forever, a Wood cannot attack him

10 Essay Response Fate vs Free Will Question about plot, character construction (primarily Macbeth), link to a Christian Discourse Define terms

11 Summary Fate and Free Will are both present

12 References Shakespeare, W (1606) Macbeth Cambridge University Definition of fate in English. (2014) Retrieved May 22, 2014, from fate fate Definition of free will in English. (2014) Retrieved May 22, 2014, from free-will free-will


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