Macbeth Corruption Quotes

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When ambition is overlooked, it has the ability to become extremely dangerous. Macbeth from Shakespeare is a clear example of this. As he rises to power, he becomes more and more of a threat to those around him, killing those he was once loyal to. Destruction when ambition goes unchecked is present throughout the play because of Macbeth’s strong desires that ultimately lead to the deaths of Duncan, Banquo, and nearly Macduff. The death of Duncan was the first corrupt act stemming from Macbeth’s ambition. Macbeth hears the witches prophecies for him, specifically “All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” (I iii 151). After hearing this, his mind already reels with the idea of perhaps murdering Duncan for the role. Lady Macbeth strongly

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