Macbeth Ambition Essay

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Theme of Macbeth Ambition is a strong desire to do or to achieve something, with determination and hard work. Anything is possible if you work hard for it, but in this case it wasn’t so. Macbeth the main character in the play was a Scottish general who didn’t seem like the type in the beginning to commit murder, but he listened to his wife and had high demands for power and advancement. He killed Duncan against his better judgment and afterwards he felt guilty and paranoid. Toward the end of the play he became extremely depressed. He felt depressed because of the stress that Lady Macbeth put him through. Lady Macbeth, on the other hand, took her power to go against people that wanted her power. She had no guilt of her immoral acts. Lady Macbeth was one Shakespeare’s most courageous female characters. She convinced her husband to cruelly kill Duncan and urged him to be strong in the murder’s aftermath. Fortunately she was eventually scarred by the effect of Macbeth’s animosity towards her. In each case, ambition—helped, of course, by the hurtful predictions of the witches that’s what drove the couple to extreme insanity. The problem, the play suggests, is that once someone decides to use violence to further their quest for power, it is difficult to stop them. There were potential threats to their throne. Banquo was Macbeth's friend and a general in the army of King Duncan. Fleance was Banquo's son. Macduff was Thane of Fife .Lady Macbeth and Macbeth always wanted to use violence to deal with them. Ambition is a strong desire to do or to achieve something, with determination and hard work. Sometimes too much ambition can overpower someone’s throne and throw them off a

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