Role Of Vaulting Ambition In Macbeth

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Tamara Z.

In Shakespeare's tragic play Macbeth , The named character finds himself in conflict with what he believes to be morally right and his lust for power. This burning desire leads Macbeth to make corrupt decisions which ultimately result in his downfall and the downfall of the kingdom .

When Macbeth hears his prophecy he is swayed by the witches and later by his wife , who challenges his manhood and fuels his desire . Macbeth quickly takes matters into his own hands and disrupts fate and nature . Macbeth continues to become more power stricken and unruly as time goes by . In act 1 scene 7 Macbeth states that he has "vaulting ambition" This is the first sign of Macbeth's ambition

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