Selfish Ambition In Macbeth's Guilt

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People tend to act on impulse, often not fully aware of the possible consequences that will result from their actions. Macbeth fails to act against the trap he sets up for himself during his pursuit of power. In the 17th century tragedy Macbeth, William Shakespeare utilizes blood imagery to represent how the selfish ambition that transforms Macbeth and how Macbeth’s guilt will not allow him to divert from his onslaught. The further individuals dulge into their guilt, the more difficult to renounce guilt. Guilt distorts perspective and creates emotional instability in individuals. Shakespeare emphasizes how the blood of violence renders the appearance of the Captain unrecognizable: “What bloody man is that? He can report, as seemeth by his

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