Macbeth's Vaulting Ambition Analysis

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Through the tragic play Macbeth, William Shakespeare depicts that unchecked ambition unsupported with effort will lead to nothing but detrimental outcomes. More specifically, Macbeth's “vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself” ended up being a larger hinderance than advantage, single handedly leading to the demise of himself and the demise of others around him.

Macbeth's ambition was the cause of death of many people that surrounded him. The first to die to because of Macbeth's ambition was the king. Macbeth allowed his ambition to get the better of himself and even realizes the fact that he has “no spur to prick the sides of [his] intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself and falls on the other.” This was the first time

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