Ambition can be characterized as the yearning and ability to endeavor towards accomplishment or refinement. Despite what might be expected, driving ambition is the outright desire to accomplish a specific goal, paying little mind to any conceivable results. In William Shakespeare's Macbeth, driving ambition brought Macbeth and his wife to murder King Duncan as a result of their yearning for force. While trying to hold his energy Macbeth also killed Banquo and Macduff's gang. Through both of these savage activities, Macbeth and his wife showed that they are not worried about the expense of the deed, but rather just last result that is accomplished.
It turned her insane with the idea that he will be ruler of Scotland. After the killing of king Duncan, Lady Macbeth was okay because as to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth they got what they wanted. Little did Lady Macbeth know, all those evil thoughts were going to come back and haunt her. Couple of days passed, Lady Macbeth becomes paranoid and confess her sin while she sleep walks. Her servant is surprised with what she was hearing.
Sakamoto 1 Hazuki Sakamoto Macbeth Argumentative Essay Mrs Proud Lady Macbeth is responsible of Duncan’s Death In the play of Macbeth, there are some characters that could be responsible for Duncan’s death. I personally think Lady Macbeth is the cause of Duncan's murder. She is the most ambitious to kill the king in the beginning of the play, pressuring Macbeth. Lady Macbeth was persuasive of driving Macbeth to commit the murder. She manipulates him to go through with the murder even though he was very doubtful about it.
Though shortly before his promotion the weird sisters do prophecies to him that he will become Thane and later King. So Macbeths belief in the sisters has already begun and this where the rest of the play begins to go in motion. Macbeth invites King Duncan to his castle with no real intent to murder, though one character had other plans. Macbeth’s wife, Lady Macbeth, desperately wanted to become queen and knew exactly how to do it. At first Macbeth was firm on his stance of not wanting to kill Duncan, though after several comments on his manhood Lady Macbeth, the spur to prick the sides of my intent, had convinced her husband.
Another argument can be made that the witches are responsible for the murder of Duncan because they were the ones that planted the idea inside Macbeth’s mind that he would become king someday; Macbeth upon first hearing the prophecy decided to not act upon it and just leave it upto faith but Lady Macbeth forced his hand to do the worst possible crime to make him
At first Macbeth seemed skeptical of what the witches were saying until the title of thane of cawdor is actually bestowed upon him. Another prophecy the witches gave was “ all hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!”. The witches telling him he will be king inspire him to plot the death of duncan the current king so can become the king of scotland. Macbeth acting on this prophecy eventually sets into motion the entire events of the play. The last of the first group of prophecies is when the witches say to banquo “ Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none”.
She pushed Macbeth into killing Duncan. Lady Macbeth had an opportunity to kill Duncan herself, but Duncan reminded her too much of her father “Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done’t ”( act 2 sc 2 lines 16-17) “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what thou art promised. Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' th' milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way. Thou wouldst be great, Art not without ambition, but without the illness should attend it,” Lady Macbeth (act1 sc5 lines 15-20). After hearing this, Macbeth decided to murder Duncan.
Unfortunately, Lady Macbeth herself lacks the capability to kill Duncan. While she sincerely wishes she was able to complete the act, she asks the spirits if they could “unsex” her so that she would be capable of killing King Duncan (Shakespeare 32). As Lady Macbeth becomes aware of the witches’ prophecy, her ambition prompts her to develop a plan involving Macbeth murdering the king. However, she also suspects that her husband is “too full of the milk of human kindness to catch the nearest way” (Shakespeare 30), and therefore too civil to be able to seize the throne. Throughout her soliloquy that follows, Lady Macbeth finds that the only way to accomplish her goal is to manipulate her husband and convince him to go through with the murder.
For example when Lady Macbeth says: “ Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be what art promised…” (1.5.15-16). Through this quote this shows how ambitious and confident she is about the fact that her husband will become king. She will make sure that this will happen. This quote shows how evil she is, even before confirming with Macbeth she is already saying that he will be king and no one will stop that from happening. Lady Macbeth is very passionate that the king must die in order for Macbeth to become the King, but she is worried that he will be to “soft” to do such a thing.
She constantly challenges and manipulates her husband to feed her ever-growing ambition. After receiving a letter from Macbeth about the witches’ prophecy that he should be king, Lady Macbeth doubts him and laments that Macbeth is “too full o' th' milk of human kindness”. (Shakespeare 1.5.17) Generally, a woman at that time would have never questioned a man’s authority, but almost immediately after reading his letter Lady Macbeth does