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Anjali Kumar
ENG3UO-B
December 6th,2017
Mr.Pybus

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    In the novel, Fated, by Alyson Noël and the play, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare both authors share the major theme which is fate. The novel and play have differences. The differences between the novel and play are magic, hallucinations, and the fact that both of the main characters are opposites. Both main character’s of each novel, Daire and Macbeth, cannot ignore their fate, however, the way they approach their fate is different. In the end, they are left with no choice but to confront their fate..

    Firstly, magic lets the main characters of each novel achieve what they want, and becomes an aid that leads them toward their fate. The novel, Fated, and the play, Macbeth, both have a theme of magic; that helps the characters through their adventure. In the novel, magic is used for good, however, in the play magic is used for evil. Magic is something that is associated with evil and is used only to show evil actions of characters in the play. The first time we see magic in Macbeth is with the witches. In Act I, scene 1, the witches meet and they set an atmosphere of evil. The witches decide where they should meet, and eventually, decide to meet after the battle is won, before sunset at an open field. The witches decide to meet and cast a spell on Macbeth. The witches meet Macbeth and predict his future which he wasn’t supposed to know of yet. The three witches start going around in circles so that they can make a spell before Macbeth comes. “Thrice to thine and thrice to mine/ And thrice again, to make up nine. Peace! The charm’s wound up” (Act I, scene III line 37). Basically, the witches were getting ready to cast a spell on Macbeth. The witches say ” All hail, Macbeth! Hail to you, thane of Glamis!/All hail, Macbeth! Hail to you, thane of Cawdor!/All hail, Macbeth, the future king!” ( Act I, scene III, line 49-51). The witches predicted these and told Macbeth which made Macbeth confused at first. He knew that he was Thane of Glamis and then he also became Thane of Cawdor. After, that prediction came true, he started to believe in the witches. He thought that he has to be king according to the witches and then he started to do evil actions to achieve that. The second time the witches used magic was when they cursed the sailor’s wife. The third witch wanted some chestnuts that the sailor’s wife had. So, she asked for some and the sailor’s wife said: go away you ugly witch. The third witch was angry so she told the other witches and they decided to cast a spell. The third witch told them that the sailor’s husband went to Aleppo as the master of the ship called the Tiger. She said she would go and curse him. The first, second and third witch cursed him and they decided on draining the life out of him, not letting him sleep, making him live as a cursed man and for eighty-one week’s he will go through mental suffering. The third time the witches used magic was towards the end of the play, where they were making the cauldron and they showed Macbeth the apparitions. The witches were making a potion and they added a lot of things that usually resemble magic. The witches add toads, snakes, newt’s eye, frog’s tongue, bat’s fur, dog’s tongue, lizard’s leg, tartar’s lips, finger of a baby, root hemlock, slips of pine trees, etc. All of the items resemble magic. Then they witches felt  that something evil is coming and it’s Macbeth. Then, Macbeth demands them to show him the apparitions and they do by using magic. With magic, they show Macbeth the apparitions. “The first one was beware of Macduff”, the second one was like child covered with blood and the apparition was ” No one from a woman shall harm Macbeth” and the third one was a child with a crown on his head, with a tree and he says “Macbeth will never be defeated until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane Hill”. The last apparition he saw was eight kings with the last one with a mirror, followed by Banquo’s ghost. All of these used magic that was done by the witches. The witches symbolize evilness and that’s why magic in the play is used as evil.  Although, in the novel, Fated, we see that magic is used for good purposes. The basic purpose of magic in Fated is to help other people. In the novel, there are some magical animals that are given to each seeker as a guide. These animals help each of the seeker’s with their quest that they have to complete. Each of the seekers has a animal that guide’s them. Each of the animals are known to have different magical powers. Daire has a bloodline of a family who has different animals helping them. To start off with Valentina Santos has a raccoon as a guide. The second person in the bloodline has a large black bat and his name is Esperanto Santos. Pliann Santos has a red fox, Mayra Santos has a leopard, Maria Santos has a horse, Diego Santos has a monkey, Gabriella Santos has a squirrel, Alejandro Santos has a jaguar, Paloma Santos has a white wolf with piercing blue eyes, Django Santos (her father) has a black bear and Daire herself has a raven as a guide. All of these animals have magical powers and they also resemble a characteristic.  Daire’s raven helps her get through her rough times such as when she had to go to her vision quest. The raven represents magic, mystery, reminds them that they have the power to transform into anything. All of these animals have magical powers that they use to help there assigned seekers. “He will show himself three times, that’s how you’ll know it is him, and so you must pay very close attention” (Paloma, pg 125). Daire needs the raven to help guide her throughout her paths. Magic is also in Daire’s bloodline and everyone from her family has magical powers that make them soul seekers. Daire’s family were known as Shamans. Shamans, medicine man’s, healers, lightworkers, mystics, miracle worker’s are all the same people who are just given the same name. “It’s your ancestral legacy- it’s in the blood that flows through your veins, it’s the pulse in your heartbeat, and it’s my job to help you discover it” ( Paloma, Pg 121).  However, as the generation progressed the name shamans changed to seeker’s of truth, seeker’s of spirit and seeker’s of the soul. There job is to keep things in a balance so that nothing wrong happens. They do all this by using there magic that was given the first time they turned sixteen and became a seeker. The main character Daire also has magical powers that help her and were given to her when she turned sixteen. Daire has magical powers such as, she can navigate between the living and dead, heal people and help people get there souls back that were taken by the soul eater. Daire uses her magical powers to help other people and especially her grandmother. When her grandmother gets sick and is about to die, she goes on a quest to find her grandmother’s wolf. She does everything she can to heal and she eventually gets her grandmother’s soul back with her fated one. The play and novel both have magic, however the way magic is used is different. The novel uses magic in a good way to help others, however, in the play magic is used only for evil purposes. 
Secondly, hallucinations cause the characters of Fated and Macbeth to see images that aren’t actually there. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth see hallucinations because of there wrong actions and guilt. Although, Daire see’s hallucinations because those are leading her towards her quest and they will help her get there. In the novel, Fated, the character Daire has a hallucination of thousands of crow’s, everything stopping , the atmosphere changing , several heads hanging on spikes and glowing people telling her to come join them. She’s only seeing this because her quest is to defeat all the glowing people and stop everything. So, basically the doctor thinks she’s gone crazy because she scratched up her arms and face because of seeing the hallucination. However, that isn’t true; the images are there however she’s actually the only one who can see the image.. The second hallucination she sees is her romantic dream with Dace her fated one. She dreams of him however none of that is true because it’s all just a hallucination that leads her to know that one day she going to have to fight for her fated one. She has a hallucination that the guy she loved died in her own arms and he was killed by his own brother. ” Not to worry, brother -it’s the soul I want, the heart is all yours” (Cade, pg 93). This hallucination is telling Daire that she’s going to have to face this Cade in the future for herself and Dace. The third hallucination she sees is when she goes to the Rabbit Hole club and meets Dace and Cade for the first time. ” This town holds secrets you can’t even begin to imagine. It is full of Coyotes, and Coyote is a trickster you must learn to outsmart” ( Paloma, pg 93). Basically, Daire sees that the club belongs to Cade who is a coyote so basically a trickster. She also notices how people are kind of trapped at that club and that they can’t go anywhere. She also sees all the evil things and the trap that no one sees. However, there isn’t an actual trap, it’s just her getting reminded of who she has to face. All these hallucinations are signaling Daire about what’s going to happen in the future and how she has to face them. She only sees these hallucinations because they are there to provide her help with anything she needs. On the other hand, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth see these hallucinations because of there guilt of killing people to achieve the throne. The first, hallucination Macbeth sees is the dagger floating in the air. He’s about to murder Duncan however he doesn’t want to because he feels guilty and he thinks about the fact that Duncan’s given him a lot so he shouldn’t kill him. “We will proceed no further in this business./He hath honored me of late, and I have bought/Golden opinions from all sorts of people” ( Act I, scene VII, line 33-34). Macbeth is reconsidering it because he doesn’t want to murder Duncan however at the end he does because his brain is completely washed by Lady Macbeth. He sees the dagger and it looks exactly the same as his. Then, he thinks it’s leading him towards Duncan’s room however it’s just the killing of Duncan that’s making him think this way. The second hallucination that Macbeth sees and no one else can see is Banquo’s ghost. Macbeth knew that the witches predicted that Banquo’s son would be king; and according to him everything the witches predicted eventually became true. Then, he decided to kill Banquo and his son Fleance, which didn’t work according to the plan because Banquo died and Fleance ran away. Then at the party, Macbeth kept seeing the Banquo’s ghost and that was only because of his guilt. “If charnel houses and our graves must send/Those that we bury back, our monuments/Shall be the maws of kites. ( Act III scene I line 75-76). Macbeth can see the ghost that Lady Macbeth can’t because she didn’t actually commit the crime. His overwhelming guilt is causing him to see Banquo’s ghost and killing his friend is also making him feel guilty. The last hallucination is seen by Lady Macbeth which is also because of her guilt. Lady Macbeth hallucinating that her hands are covered with blood and she wants it to come off. She’s feeling guilty and that’s the only reason why she thinks her hands are covered with blood. ” Out, damned spot! Out, I say!—One, two. Why, then, ’tis time to do ‘t. Hell is murky!” ( Act V scene I line 25). She starts to rub her hand to get rid of it however can’t because it’s not actually there. It’s just her mind showing her hallucinations because of her guilt. In the  novel, Fated, Daire only sees hallucinations because she needs to see those to get to her quest however, on the other hand, in Macbeth, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth see hallucinations because of there guilt.
Lastly, Fated, main character Daire and the play, Macbeth, main character Macbeth are totally opposites. They barely share anything in common and that’s what makes one character good and the other one evil.  Macbeth’s personality is that he is an ambitious, greedy, violent, tyrannical, possessive, rude, traitor and selfish. There are way more words that can describe Macbeth’s personality however these are some of them which show how bad a person he is. He will do anything to achieve what he wants. ” On which I must fall down, or else o’erleap,/For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires;/Let not light see my black and deep desires.” ( Act I, scene 4, line 51-53). Macbeth can not let Malcolm become king and that’s when his ambition plays a role. This quote is basically saying that the light should hide his deep desires of killing Duncan, which show’s how ambitious and evil he is. Macbeth also doesn’t ignore his fate and decides to go on the wrong path to achieve what he wants. The witches predicted that he would be Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland. He believed these predictions because he was Thane of Glamis, then he eventually got the title of Thane of Cawdor. So, he thought that he should also be king because the other prediction that the witches made became true so why not the last one. He does everything to achieve what his fate has however at the end his fate gets him killed by Macduff who wasn’t born of a woman. Macbeth decides to kill people to keep his throne. He starts off with killing Duncan, then moves onto Banquo ,and then kills Macduff’s family. He kills Duncan so that he can become king, then wants to kill Banquo and his son Fleance because Fleance was posing a threat to Macbeth’s throne ,and then he killed Macduff’s family to get Fife and teach Macduff a lesson. He does all this to keep his throne secure and to keep his fate the way he wants it. However, on the other hand, Daire is a totally different person compared to Macbeth. Her personality is she is helpful, compassionate, courageous, empathic, generous, powerful, brave and enthusiastic. There are way more words that can be used to describe Daire because she has a good soul. ” Make no mistake, nieta, your powers will be great- greater than you can comprehend at this point” (Paloma, pg 133). She is a powerful girl that gets the power because it’s in her bloodline. She realizes her fate as a seeker however she does whatever she can to ignore it. She runs away from her grandmother’s house because she doesn’t want to face her fate. “Free of Rabbit Hole, this alleyway, this horrible town, the glowing people, the crows, and the boys with the unearthly blue eyes” (Daire, pg 94). She doesn’t want to face her fate and decides to run away. However, she gets comfortable with her fate after, and because she is a seeker she eventually learns to help people. ” I didn’t expect you to determine that so quickly, which is why I didn’t bother to mention it” ( Paloma, pg 129). This shows how she became a seeker and she discovered what she is. She didn’t ignore her fate towards the end  and she didn’t do wrong actions to achieve her fate. Daire tends to help people by healing them. She heals people and brings back there soul from the bone keeper. ” In other cases, the entire soul, or even bits of the soul, are taken outright- the result of being targeted, it’s nearly impossible to undo without the aid of an equally powerful seeker” (Chay, pg 301). Then she doesn’t give up and decides to go get her grandmother’s soul and at the end she does. This shows she helps people and that this is her fate which she has to face. Both characters are actually different; Macbeth tends to be evil and on the other hand, Daire tends to be the good one. He kills people to keep his fate however Daire helps people which is her fate.
In conclusion, the novel, Fated, and the play, Macbeth are different in a lot of ways. One is more about murdering people to achieve their fate and one, on the other hand, is to help people for their fate. Magic, hallucinations and both of the main character’s are totally different. Magic is used for evil however in Fated it’s used for good purposes. Hallucinations are seen by Macbeth because of his guilt and on the other hand, Daire sees it because it’s supposed to lead her toward her quest. Macbeth and Daire are totally opposite characters in many ways. Both the novel and play do share a common theme of fate however at the end are totally different.

        

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