Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's Ambition

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Macbeth and Lady Macbeth’s Ambition Shakespeare’s blood thirsty play Macbeth provides the reader with a potent tale of a tyrant and his wife’s radical changes regarding ambition. Written by William Shakespeare, Macbeth presents the reader with a thrilling story of an originally kind hearted nobleman and his malicious wife who change radically in desire to fulfill prophecies and become king and queen. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth change drastically from Act 1 to Act V with regard to their own ambition and ambition towards each other, when Lady Macbeth originally feels ambition towards her husband in the beginning of the play; when Macbeth feels distress prior to the murder of Duncan and Lady Macbeth feels no remorse, and at the end of the play when Lady Macbeth’s ambition is destroyed and Macbeth’s ambition turns to a murderous and cold hearted type. Lady Macbeth, despite how malicious and sinister she is, at the beginning of the play has a great amount of ambition for her husband. Although this aspiration led for Macbeth to become a murderer and cold hearted, Lady Macbeth wants her husband to succeed no matter what consequences come along with it. Thus exemplifying Lady Macbeth’s original ambition is for her husband. ”Quote from Macbeth” This supports the idea that Lady Macbeth wants her husband to succeed no matter what because she is truly in love with him.”She is less than for herself than for her husband…Strength of her affection adds to the strength of ambition” (Jameson 1). This quote once again supports the idea of Lady Macbeth’s love and ambition for her husband. Thus, Lady Macbeth, despite how malicious and sinister she is, at the beginning of the play originally has a great amount of love and ambition for her husband’s success. Upon the murder of Duncan Macbeth feels as though had had betrayed one whom Macbeth has great respect for and whom had
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