Quotes Of Unchecked Ambition In Macbeth

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In William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, Macbeth begins as a man of integrity and is a noble man. Infact he was one of the king’s favorite fighters and subjects. But over time Macbeth becomes corrupt once the power and the crown are his. Macbeth first becomes power thirsty when he and Banquo were given a prophecy by the three weird sisters. The theme ambition shows up frequently in the character Macbeth, especially when it has some relation to murder and the throne, to get the throne to begin with, some examples are when he killed King Duncan, Macduff’s family and Banquo, to keep the throne. The one of the first major times theme of unchecked ambition is seen is the first time that a murder occurs that deals with the throne. That first time it is seen is when Macbeth and Lady Macbeth murder King Duncan. The reason of how that was related to the throne should be obvious since his name was King Duncan. He was the king before Macbeth was given the throne. Macbeth was not in line for the throne though. The reason he got the throne was because King Duncan’s sons were feared for their lives and people were accusing them of committing murder because they both fled after their father was murdered. When Banquo was murdered was the second major time that we saw Macbeth’s unchecked ambition. The reason for murdering …show more content…

The people killed were his wife, Lady Macduff, and his son. This was supposed to be the murder of Macduff rather than his family. The reason he killed his family is simply because Macduff was not there. The witches showed Macbeth three apparitions and one of them told him to beware of Macduff. After the first apparition, who told him to beware of Macduff, Macbeth planned to kill Macduff. After Macbeth had seen all three apparitions he was told the news about Macduff fleeing Scotland towards England to find Malcolm. After he was aware of the leaving he decided he would just kill his family

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