Ambition And Greed In Macbeth

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“We won’t have a cure for diseases until we first have a cure for greed.” Dr.Sachin Patel. In the play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare, was about a Scottish general named Macbeth, who received a prophecy from three witches, that one he will become king. Along, with his ambition together with his eagerness to become king, he seeks guidance from his wife, Lady Macbeth and killed King Duncan. Throughout, the story he let his ambition turn into greed which earned the best of him. All through the story Macbeth changes as well as shows what ambition turns into greed looks like.

In the beginning of the play, Macbeth was a very humble man. Consequently, he was very thankful for Duncan’s offer of giving him the title Thane of Cawdor, however
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Therefore, in order to keep it a secret he arranges with murders to kill Banquo. Keeping his greed high, so he can get closer to the top. After Banquo was killed, Macbeth visits the witches once again to receive his apparitions.Which led him to his next proposal to killing Macduff’s family. “What need I fear of thee? But yet I’ll make assurance double sure and take a bond of fate. Thou shalt not live, That I may tell pale-hearted fear it lies, and sleep in spite of thunder” (Shakespeare, 125). With all the power, Macbeth has been receiving lately he feel that he is invisible and can actually be King. As he takes the apparitions literally, his proposition is to murder Macduff’s family because he feels like it's just one more step closer to his title now that Macduff will grieve for his loss instead of fighting with Macbeth. Macbeth is not the only one who changed from humbleness to greedy, In the book The Pearl by John Steinbeck, Kino hears the song of happiness that bris safety and wholeness to his family. Kino obtains the great pearl, that potential value is a deadly sin of greed, he tries to sell it so that he can raise out of his poverty an procure a better life for his family. Likewise, Kino finds himself alienated from his own family, kino’s desire to acquire wealth perverts the pearl’s natural beauty and good luck, transforming it from a symbol of hope to a symbol of human destruction. As well as Macbeth, Kino and him both had good intentions in the beginning , but got slide blinded by their greed and turn into a monster that can not be
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