Othello tells Iago to go get some poison to kill Desdemona, but Iago refuses and just tells him to strangle her in her bed (IV. I. 223-229). Iago’s manipulation has not only lead Othello to believe the rumor is true, but has lead him to kill his own wife as well. Iago even manipulates Othello to strangle her, which is a much personal and vengeful death than poison.
The ambitious and manipulated Macbeth reflects Shakespeare’s message in Macbeth that too much ambition leads to ruin. “Behold where stands Th’ usurper’s cursed head”(5.8,65-66) Macbeth meets his fated end by the hands of Macduff due to his overconfidence from the prophecy the witches told him. Macbeth is influenced by the witches and his wife, but in the end, his ambition and greed for power brought him to his end. From Macbeth as a character, we know that Shakespeare intended to show that too much ambition is bad. “Reverence toward the gods must be safeguarded.
He made many mistakes along the way including marrying them in secret and messing up his plan for them to escape to Mantua. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy and the biggest tragedy is that Friar Lawrence let them
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.
At first, he is a loyal and courageous Thane for Duncan; however, he becomes deceitful once he decides to kill the king. He becomes blinded by the prophecy and persuasion by his wife, Lady Macbeth. As a result, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth act accordingly to gain and maintain power. Throughout Macbeth, Shakespeare proves unchecked ambitions are not worth seeking as they can cause an individual to sacrifice themselves and their morals. Macbeth attempts to immorally control his own fate by ignoring his conscience to pursue his ambition.
Meanwhile Lady Macbeth hates seeing her husband plummeting in troubles. Lady Macbeth is supporting Macbeth to be a man and fight his hallucinations. Even though, the witches did not tell Macbeth that he should kill the king, but the witches made Macbeth more ambitious. When the witches told Macbeth that Macbeth should be the king, Macbeth became ambitious that he
Sadly, this title was not enough for him so Macbeth’s imagination had the “witches” prophecy be that Macbeth would become the Thane of Cawdor (which he already knew) and a king. The prophecy was an escape route for the little bit of good that he had within him so that the murder of King Duncan would be justifiable because the witches said that he would. All of these sick and demented thoughts drove Macbeth to kill all of those people but there is also another layer on the downfall of
The witches played a colossal role in Macbeth’s downfall and ultimately, his death. Since the first part of the prophecy stated Macbeth as being the new Thane of Cawdor, he believed he could continue to become king as well. In knowing his prediction, Macbeth also realized that since the king was in good health, so he would have to kill the king himself. For the rest of his prophecy to come true he would have to kill the king for himself. “All hail, Macbeth that shalt be king hereafter!” (1.3.51).The witches sparked this greed and ambition in Macbeth that caused him to kill the king.
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
Like Macbeth, Yulia Efimova was tempted by her ambition to do great things. In the play, Macbeth could not resist his temptation which led him to killing multiple people. He was given a prediction by the witches that he would become king. In order for Macbeth to become king he would have to do something foul, Macbeth tried extremely hard to resist the temptation of killing the king. His ambition to be more powerful got the best of him and he killed the king to be more powerful.
While riding his new horse, he accidentally killed his brother, and decided that it would be best that he go to Argos where the King, Proetus, could purify him. While there, Bellerophon rejected the King’s wife, Anteia, who told him that she was in love with him. The King knew that he couldn’t punish Bellerophon himself after his wife told him that he needed to be killed, so he sent him off to the King of Lycia to have him killed. The King of Lycia knew he couldn’t kill him, so he sent him off to slay the Chimaera, thinking that he would never come back. Bellerophon conquered the Chimaera, along with the other creatures Proetus sent him to kill.