Quotes On Ambition In Macbeth

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Everyone had that moment where they desire to do or achieve something. However, one can either choose to accept the challenge and take on their ambition head on or disregard it. In the play Macbeth, ambition is one of the major themes that keep the story alive and going. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth vicious desire to become king and queen keeps the audience on their feet, waiting for their next moves. Ambition can also be used as a weapon as we see in Macbeth by the witches. 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. Before the prophecy, Macbeth was defined as a brave and a good man. Despite Macbeth 's kind heart, he is weak
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Henceforth, Macbeth would go out of his way to kill and cause more people to die to stay at the top asking after he killed Duncan. Therefore, the people who are in Macbeth circle of trust beings to reduce and they began to turn on him. We see this after Macbeth kills Macduff’s family and Macduff pledge to avenge his family death. For example, we see this in Act 5 scene 6 when Macduff says, “By this great clatter…Let me find him, Fortune, and more I beg not (5.6.19-24).” This show that Macbeth chase for being king, will also be the cause of his death. Not only did Macbeth die for being overly ambitious. His wife also dies as well for riding the same wave as Macbeth and being selfish for being king and queen. We see this in Act 5 scene 5 when Macbeth says, “She should have died hereafter; There would have been a time for such a word (5.5.20).” Macbeth caused his own death when he decided to murder and steal the rightful throne of
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