Macbeth follows his destiny at first, however he had the choice throughout the play to choose his fate. His conflict came through his own free choice. And Fortune, on his damned quarrel smiling, show'd like a rebel's whore. But all's too weak; For brave Macbeth disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel, which smoked with bloody execution, (Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 16-20). King Duncan says that Macbeth should have died in battle, but his strength was stronger than his fate. Duncan also says "damned quarrel", this means that Macbeth may have ran from his fate, but that "rebel's whore" will catch him in the end.