Macbeth Loyalty And Ambition Analysis

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Honor and loyalty .vs. desire and ambition What could a little ambition and desire drive a loyal and honest man to become? In this drama “Macbeth” written by Shakespeare the main character Macbeth is tested on his loyalty and honor. In this drama he starts off as a loyal noble man of Scotland. However his desire to become king drove him to murder which resulted in his death. A major theme in this play is ambition seen within characters such as Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, and Macduff. Ambition in this play can be spotted in Macbeth’s wife Lady Macbeth, she was his predominate influence throughout this entire play. Whenever Macbeth second guessed himself about assassinating the king, she gave him the extra boost he needed to perform the deed. Following Macbeth talking to the witches and them prophesying to him that he will obtain the thrown he explained to his wife everything that had been told to him. From there they arranged a plan to eliminate King Duncan, as the time to fulfill the deed was approaching Macbeth started to rethink his choice. Lady Macbeth assured her husband Macbeth that the plan was going as intended the knights have been drugged and Duncan was asleep. In Act II Lady Macbeth states “I have drugged their possets.…show more content…
Although he was hesitant to eliminate the king he pushed himself to go through with the deed. In this drama was basically envisioning the dagger he was suppose to use to kill Duncan. In Act II Macbeth states the following… “I go and it’s done: the bell invites me. Hear it is not Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell.” (scn I ln 62-64). Also further along in the passage when Macbeth felt like Banquo might become a threat to his innocents and tell someone what the witches had prophesied to them he talked two murders into killing Banquo in Act III Macbeth said “have you considered of my speeches? Know that it was he in the past, which held you so under
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