Such violence made him a “tyrant” and eventually killed by Macduff in anger of Macbeth’s crimes. After the battle, Macduff comes to Malcolm and cried “For so thou art. Be hold where stands/ The usurper’s cursed head. The time is free./
Macbeth, the tragedy by the renowned William Shakespeare. The complexity and intensity of the characters in Macbeth is what makes the play one of the most popular plays and arguably the most intense play due to intensity of its action and its portrayal of human relationships. Throughout the whole play the ‘heroic’ and ‘villainous’ characters are constantly switching around leaving the audience confused about which character to trust. In the play, Lady Macbeth is more culpable of King Duncan’s murder, but as the play slowly progresses, Lady Macbeth 's conscience seems to have grown clearer but Macbeth transforms from the once noble and loyal soldier to the power crazed tyrant that will kill anybody who threaten his throne. Macbeth is certainly by far the most evil character in the play.
Lady Macbeth’s manipulation of Macbeth opens his eyes to what could become if he was king. Macbeth’s deeds set him on a path to commit more evil doings. Macbeth becomes mistrustful and has hallucinations and lacks in sleep. He starts to become less human, he keeps trying over and over to establish his manhood. He becomes more ruthless by killing Banquo and Macduff’s family in Macbeths eyes he see’s this as manliness because Lady Macbeth taunts Macbeth to commit these types of actions.
Being overly ambitious, like Macbeth could kill, drive one crazy, and affect those around someone. Having goals and trying to achieve one’s dream is not a problem, but when it changes one’s heart from good to evil then it becomes a problem. In the play Macbeth, his ambition to become king drove him, had a negative effect on him, and caused people to die. First, because Macbeth heard of the prophecy he tries to achieve it because it sounds good to his ears.
One line that states Macbeth is avarice is when Macbeth says “Now I’m decided, and I will exert every muscle in my body to commit this crime.” which he referring to killing King Duncan so that he can be King next because that is what the three witches told him. Both Macbeth and Hermia make bad decisions
This invited reading is palpable through the characters of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and Macduff who all possess ambition of varying degrees. The relevance of power and ambition was clearly communicated to modern audiences through the character of Macbeth. The disease of
Macbeth started off as a valiant and courageous soldier, who would do anything for the king. By the end of the play, Macbeth was a tyrant and a horrible leader who killed those who trusted him to maintain the throne. It takes many factors to take a strong man and transform him into an evil monster. Macbeth’s downfall was caused by the deception and temptation of the witches and their prophecies, Lady Macbeth’s greed and aspirations for her husband to be king, and Macbeth’s own greed, jealousy and ambition.
Having been raised in this society, and taught the expectations of one’s gender, each character must carefully choose their actions so as to conform. Hamlet laments his failure to do so when he does not take action on the knowledge of his father’s murder, and, having recently witnessed an actor expend all his effort to play a part, exclaims: “O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I!” (2.2.471). Hamlet’s tone and sorrowful diction depict the disdain with which he holds himself for his failure to be brave, honorable -- manly. His continued scrutiny, depicted and described through the question: “What would he do, Had he the motive and the cue for passion That I have?” (2.2.481-482) exposes another effect of gender expectations, one which sparks the internal conflicts which Hamlet is grappling with in this scene: comparison between oneself and others is magnified and assigned importance due to the presence of gender attributes and expectations.
As a result of Macbeth’s ambition, he creates a path of destruction, thinking that in the end, he will gain ultimate power, authority, and success but really ends up establishing his own death. Macbeth’s ambition steers Macbeth in an aggressive and murderous trail to the throne. Macbeth’s ambition is his tragic flaw in which he suffers from. After the witches prophecy, Macbeth’s crave for authority led him to kill King Duncan. When Macbeth was crowned King, Macbeth entered dangerous paranoia, frightful that anyone with bloodlines to the throne, was a threat.
Due to the outside influence from the witches, he thinks that it is his destiny and that he must do everything to fulfil it; Lady Macbeth’s constant harassment pushed Macbeth to commit all evil. “When you durst do it, then you were a man; and, to be more than what you were, you would be so much more the man.” Through his own ambitions, the ambition of his wife and the witches’ prophecies, Macbeth caused his own destruction and downfall. Ambition and power are something sought by many people, however, intentions of different people are
Furthermore, since Macbeth is dominated by desire, he have no free will to control himself, and he would wipeout anything that hinder his ambition by any means. After he is blind by his ambitious thoughts, he begin to commit sinful actions one after another, like a killing machine. While Lady Macbeth said, "He is about it:/ The doors are open; and the surfeited grooms/ Do mock their charge with snores: I have drugg'd their possets,/ That death and nature do contend about them,/ Whether they live or die" (II. ii. 6-11), Macbeth slays king Duncan in his sleep and exits with his bloody dagger.
Macbeth’s Insecurity How far are you willing to go for someone’s respect? Would you commit a murder of someone close to you? In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the character Macbeth goes to great lengths to become King of Scotland despite the great risks of the job. Macbeth murders King Duncan, which he was once opposed to because his reputation was at risk.
The Power of Ambition For many individuals pride is the driving force behind motivation and ambition but when one’s pride gets the best of him or her it can cause the individual to break down and self destruct. Every human has a little pride in them but when that pride becomes selfish and done for personal benefit that is when it can become dangerous, taking focus away from the things that really matter like honor, love, family, friends and integrity. In his play, Macbeth, Shakespeare suggests that if one’s motivation is selfish and pride-driven, eventually honor and integrity are lost leading to one’s destruction. Initially, when one’s selfish ambition and motivation is just starting to grow, one is able to maintain honor and integrity.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely… unless, your absolute power is a “God-given” privilege, obviously. The ambition for power can drive a man to murder anyone (men, women, and children). When analyzing Macbeth, it becomes clear that the character of Macbeth demonstrates the potential destructiveness of power and ambition. His traits of being ambitious, a fighter, and (after Lady Macbeth persuades him to commit his sinful deeds) an overall evil figure (murdering all who stand in his path in being the ruler of Scotland) leads to destruction through power and ambition.