Macbeth Unchecked Quotes

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The natural drive and ambition in an individual can be a great strength. If it goes unchecked, however, it can cause people to do things they would never have originally done leading to bad consequences. In Wiliam Shakespeare's play, The Tragedy of Macbeth, there was a successful kingdom in Scotland; it had lucious land and mostly good people. King Duncan was a gracious leader. He loved reward and praising his loyal subjects. The main character, Macbeth, was a good Thane. Macbeth had all the qualities, he was loyal, a good leader, and a good soldier. Although he met all of these qualities he was selfish, wicked, strongly ambitious, and hungry for power. The thought of being king is great and the work to get there is hard. Unfortunately Macbeth’s …show more content…

After Macbeth relays what he has done by killing Baquo his best friend and someone nobel to him he states “I am blood stepped in so far that I should wade no more returning” (3.4.136-138). This quote demonstrates that Macbeth has killed too many people he cared about and is too far down the path of destruction to go back. In this scene Macbeh is using him already killing Duncan and Banquo as an excuse and justification to go kill people if it serves his political agenda. Thereafter, Macbeth grew a suspicion that Macduff, who is not loyal to him. To fix this Macbeth believes that he has to go kill Macduff as well as his entire family. He states, “The castle of Macduff I will surprise Seize upon Fife; give to the edge o' the sword His wife, his babes, and all unfortunate souls” (4.1.150-152). At this point Macbeth is out of control and is killing anybody he suspects, showing that he is clearly paranoid and delusional. Once Macduff finds out his family is killed he decides to finally kill

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