Macbeth Ambition For Power Essay

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Ambition for power is a major theme in Macbeth, it is evident that it is still evident today through Hitler in WWII. Ambition for power within Macbeth is clearly seen through both the actions of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in the beginning of the play whether the murder of King Duncan is being planned. After Lady Macbeth receives Macbeth's letter informing her of the witches prophecies, Lady Macbeth has a soliloquy where she states "...That I may pour my spirits in thine ear..." This quotation conveys that Lady Macbeth wants to fill Macbeth with power, motivation, ruthlessness and evil. Ambition for power is also notable as the most crucial theme in the plot of Macbeth’s tragic flaw. The three bearded Witch’s distort Macbeth's morals and stimulates his ambition for power through the act of killing those who are a threat to his throne, as seen through their prophecy in Act 1, "...All, hail, Macbeth, though shalt be king hereafter" Prior to the killing of Duncan by Macbeth, Shakespeare…show more content…
This theme of ambition for power can be seen in the modern world through the similarities between Adolf Hitler and Macbeth. Adolf Hitler was a German politician who became the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler was the dominant voice in the administration and execution of the mass killing (Holocaust) of millions of Jewish and those who were not of Hitler’s want including homosexuals and those who suffered a disability. Hitler desired for Germany to have power and influence over the world, he believed that in order for this to happen he had to get rid of those who were not part of the Aryan race as he wanted Germany to be ‘pure'. This desire would ensure that he gained power. This shows that the theme of Ambition for power is evident in modern society as there are many people who have an ambition for
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