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Macbeth and Gatsby Fate vs Freewill

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sandra ochwat

on 21 January 2014

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Transcript of Macbeth and Gatsby Fate vs Freewill

Macbeth Fate vs Freewill
Freewill In
The Great Gatsby
What is Freewill?
Fate in Macbeth
Freewill Macbeth
Gatsby Fate vs Freewill
the ability to act at one's own discretion.
made or done freely of one's own accord; voluntary
=the development of events beyond a person's control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power.

-be destined to happen, turn out, or act in a particular way.

Gatsby's Fate
What is Fate???
is the idea about development of events beyond a person's control
supernatural powers.
fate is destined to take place.
I believe that the reason for Macbeth's downfall is fate

The three witches plants the seed by the motivation of their prophecies to lead him to his demise
"All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!
All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!
All hail, Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!"
Act 1, Scene 3
Their prophecies gives Macbeth hope and happiness that he will become king.
This satisfaction doesn't last too long...
"Lesser than Macbeth, and greater. Not so happy, yet much happier. Thou shalt get kings,though thou be none..."
After he hears Banquo's prophecies, he gets surprised.
However, he has no clue that the witches are manipulating him to his own demise
Over captivated with his fate
Tries to master fate
Killing many people
The witches calls down the spirits and they tell Macbeth his second set of prophecies
``Beware Macduff. Beware the thane of Fife.... nobody born from a woman will ever harm Macbeth...Macbeth will never be defeated until Birnam Wood marches to fight you at Dunsinane Hill.``
-Dan Cody's inheritance
-Daisy's cousin moving in next door.
- Daisy's carelessness
-Myrtle's misunderstanding
-Bad place and time
-Angry obsessive husband
-George Wilsons's loss of vitality
-Neglection of God
Buying a house right across the bay from Daisy
Gatsby becoming a bootlegger to win back Daisy
Gatsby's Parties despite being somewhat of an an introvert
Gatsby having an affair with Daisy
Taking the blame for Daisy
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