Lady Macbeth's Ambition Of Power

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William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. The desire and possession of power can appear to be ideal, Lady Macbeth should be cautious with what she wishes for, in light of the fact that possession of power may be precisely what causes her defeat. Moreover, Lady Macbeth is one of the characters that are recognised for ambition of power, she was introduced as a dominant character, who in a large process starts losing power becoming weaker. Nevertheless others point of view is that she always stays in power, even before taking her life away.
Lady Macbeth is introduced by Shakespeare as a dominant character with a lot of
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One perspective of the play is that unchecked power and ambition may prove to be destructive. Lady Macbeth pursues her ambition of being the queen with a lot of determination. She is willing to kill for it. But then she feels guilty by her husband’s repeated bloodshed in the name of power. The play therefore, points out that once someone resorts to violence and murder so as to obtain power; it becomes very difficult to stop. It was only to be King Duncan but the list of murder victims grows to include Banquo and his family. A lot of people are destroyed in the process and Lady Macbeth cannot stand the guilt. She says “The thane of Fife had a wife: where is she now? What, will these hand ne’er be clean?”. Of course it can be tempting to use violence to get power, but then it ends up destroying you in the end. Lady Macbeth commits suicide while Macbeth becomes paranoid and blames himself for his wife death. Another point of view of the play is the relationship between masculine and cruelty. Lady Macbeth manipulates her husband into doing things by questioning his manhood. She says to him, “Are you a man?” and also “When you durst do it, then you were a man”. She uses this to convince her husband to carry out the murders. In the end Macbeth decided that he was going to be a “man” and refused to let himself be influenced by his wife. He does

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