Lady Macbeth- from Ambition to Greed

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Ambition to greed in Just a Few Simple Steps Macbeth, by the prolific William Shakespeare, is one of the most famous plays of all time. It is known for its ambitious characters and greedy actions. Three witches say that Macbeth is going to be king. After he hears what they have to say, he goes to great length to get the throne. Including murder. Macbeth’s ambition becomes greed when it overrides his decision to become king. In the beginning of the play Macbeth, the main character, Macbeth, is just a man with good intentions. When he is suddenly told by three witches that he is going to become king, he still have good intentions. That all changes when he returns home after telling his wife what had happened. She says “ Make thick my blood/ Stop up th’access and passage to remorse” (1.5 33-34) Lady Macbeth is the one who encourages Macbeth to become King. Now that they both believe that Macbeth is going to become king, there is nothing that will get in their way. Soon after, Macbeth decides that one of the only ways that he is going to become king, is to kill the current king, Duncan. He realized that the plan might not be reasonable and he started to second guess himself. “If th’assassination/ Could trammel up the consequence” (1.7 3-4) He had always looked up to Duncan and the thought of killing him made him distraught. Lady Macbeth found out that he was thinking about backing out on the plan. This is when she approached Macbeth and yelled at him about not being a man and managed to persuade him back into the plan. When it’s finally time to take action, Macbeth is frightened. He is at a dinner with King Duncan. When the dinner is finished, he drunkens the guards so that he can go and commit the murder. “ Clean my hand? no this my hand will rather/ The multitudinous of the seas.”(2.2 60-61) Of course, there is one slight malfunction. After he kills Duncan
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