Victim Of Control In Macbeth

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Macbeth’s ambition to become king, which is a position of great control over scotland’s affairs, causes him to lose control in his own life. In order to attain the throne, Macbeth commits murder, and the resulting guilt overwhelms and takes over his life. He becomes paranoid, and as he attempts to secure his throne by removing anyone whom he suspects to be a threat, he neglects Lady Macbeth, who had ultimate control over him so that he lost control in his life when Lady Macbeth distanced from him and died. Even at the beginning of the play, Macbeth had become submissive to the fate that the witches had prophesized for him, such that he did not account for the choices that he makes in life anymore and lost control. Macbeth becomes victim to guilt when he kills Duncan for the throne, and guilt then takes over his life, leaving him without control of his own behaviors. “ Sleep no more! Macbeth hath murdered sleep!” suggests that … As it is ambition that had inspired Macbeth to commit the sin of killing Duncan and become victim to guilt, it is also ambition that leads him to a loss…show more content…
“she should have died hereafter, there would have been a time for such a word.” was what Macbeth said in Act 5 scene 5, after the Lady Macbeth’s suicide. His bland reaction suggests that he has become numb to all emotions, and that he no longer feels attachment to Lady Macbeth. As Macbeth gradually grew distant from Lady Macbeth, who had taken charge of most parts of his life, such as when she had planned Duncan’s murder for him, he began to lose his source of control and therefore, lost control in his life due to ambition over-taking his love for Lady

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