Macbeth's Ambition In Macbeth By William Shakespeare

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As the play MacBeth transitions it shows MacBeth chose poor decisions as he getting closer to his tragic end. While reading it shows clear examples of MacBeth committing hellish acts for his own gain and ambition to become the mighty king. Even though Macbeth’s fate is tragic he tries to dodge it simultaneously while trying to prosper and become king unworried, while trying to become king unworried MacBeth commits heinous and brutal acts resulting in hamartia to get the best of him, MacBeth’s hamartia is him putting ambition first which causes him to be violent and brutal. One major factor that influences the play MacBeth is that he knows how devilish his acts are and consequences he still commits them. “To prick the sides of my intent but…show more content…
isions the witches concluded that his own ambition will lead to his tragic ending, as Hecate states “He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear his hopes ‘bove wisdom, grace, and fear and you all know security…show more content…
“She should have died hereafter” (V, V, 17). From this text it screams of MacBeth losing all emotion, him saying this explains clearly he has lost feelings for his loved ones while at the beginning he was this compassionate character. Committing all these tyrannical murders MacBeth realises that all he has worked for and given up was for him. “For mine own good. All causes should give way I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more returning were as tedious as go o’er” (III, IV, 141-144). Traversing through life MacBeth has realized he has stepped into a river of blood seeming as if he wanted to walk back he wouldn’t be able to. After the tragedy of Lady MacBeth, MacBeth comes to a slight realization that the future is inevitable. “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” (V, V, 24-28). Life is nothing more than an illusion, being said MacBeth has been misguided into thinking he was the greatest alive until losing things with meaning. Guided through the play, MacBeth conveys great ambition and solitude. MacBeth makes the fatal mistake of letting his ambition take control creating an effect of hamartia. MacBeth’s hamartia is him putting ambition first which causes him to be violent and brutal. At the beginning MacBeth
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