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Macbeth Ambition Research Paper

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Ambition is a powerful motivating force, but can you ever really be too ambitious well in Macbeth ambition cause him to become a murder to try to reach his goal. This dark path cause him to kill and left him with a mentality twisted consions and all thanks to his big desire of power. This desire of power started when he met the witches in Act 1 scene 3 where they tell him “ All hail ,Macbeth, hail to the Cawdor!” “All hail, Macbeth, thou stalt be king here after!”
But Macbeth really wasn’t convincing about what the witches told him until in act 1 Scene 2: line 50-68 where Macbeth defeated the king of Norway and thane of Cawdor, so king Duncan gave him the title of Thane of Cawdor. From that moment on Macbeth’s mind stuck to making that prophecies a reality because in act 1 scene 3: lines 79-87 he
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In act 1scene 5 : line 35-51 explains how lady Macbeth really want to see Macbeth become a king and that she will do whatever it takes to make it a reality. So with lady Macbeth’s pressure and insane ambition walked Macbeth to take the first step and assassinate king Duncan.
Therefore, becoming a blood thirsty beast, Macbeth went on a killing strike, Killing several characters in the play. He let his ambitions desire to cause him to become a serial killer out of control. But after the death of King Duncan, Lady Macbeth starts to feel guilt and remorse towards what she convinces Macbeth to do. So in act 5 scene 3 lady Macbeth kills herself, but even after her death Macbeth ambition and plans don’t change a bit he is still complete confident on what he is doing.
In conclusion, in act 5 scene 7 Macbeth states “They have tied me to stake” which means that he was blaming the witches for his insane ambition and everything he has done. Macbeth’s castle is overtaken and there is no way out his end has come. But there is no way he can fix everything his done, so he knows he is going to die at the end so he wants to die with courage not like a coward
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